Decleyre, D.; Maris, T.; Van Ryckegem, G. (2013). Nature, in: De Beukelaer-Dossche, M. et al. (Ed.) Bergenmeersen: construction of a Flood Control Area with Controlled Reduced Tide as part of the Sigma Plan. pp. 61-85
In: De Beukelaer-Dossche, M.; Decleyre, D. (Ed.) (2013). Bergenmeersen: construction of a Flood Control Area with Controlled Reduced Tide as part of the Sigma Plan. Waterways and Sea Canal (W&SC)/Agency for Nature and Forest (ANB): Antwerp/Brussels. ISBN 9789040303432. 136 pp., more
The sluices of the Bergenmeersen FCA-CRT were opened for the first time on 25 April 2013. At the time of writing, the natural development of the area was still in a primordial stage. Therefore the actual observed nature development in Bergenmeersen could not be described in this book (although some actual results are given in Chapter 8). Therefore, this chapter explains the expected nature development with relation to similar environments along the river Scheldt.The nature target scenario was defined in the objective of the updated Sigma Plan. In this plan, just one coordinating objective was set out for Bergenmeersen: the development of 40 ha of estuarine nature. What this precisely implies is described below.