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How much sand does a secondary channel yield?

Posted at 10/03/2020 by Pepijn van Denderen

The construction of a secondary channel creates an additional habitat for life in the river. But such a secondary channel also causes the flow in the navigation channel to slow down. The expected consequence: sanding and possible nuisance for shipping. But does that effect always occur? And to what extent?

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Pepijn van Denderen

University of Twente

This is a translation of the news item that was originally published by the WaterHelp Desk of Rijkswaterstaat.

Last modified: 10/03/2020