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The dredging in the Western Scheldt [Het baggerwerk in de Westerschelde]

The first widening of the Western Scheldt started in 1967 with the deepening of the Bath threshold and ended in 1978 when finally the Hansweert threshold was deepened (Belmans, 1988). After this, a minimum depth of 14.5 meter below NAP could be guaranteed for the fairway. Thresholds slit up constantly, leading to continuous dredging to keep them at the desired depth. The maintenance dredging work on the thresholds encompassed an average of 8 to 9 million m3 a year from 1978 to 1989, and approximately 2 million m3 a year on the remaining areas.

Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab), Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Brackish water, Dredging, Sand, Western Scheldt estuary (The Netherlands), ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]

Amount of dredged material

Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu; Rijkswaterstaat; Waterdienst, moredata creator
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu; Rijkswaterstaat; Dienst Zeeland; Afdeling Waterbeheer, moredata creator
Deltares, moredata creator
Deltares; Unit Scenarios and Policy Analysis (DELTARES-VEB), moredata creator
Wageningen University and Research Centre; Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), moredata creator

Describing this dataset
Peters, B.G.T.M. et al. (2003). Monitoring van de effecten van de verruiming 48'/43': 'een verruimde blik op waargenomen ontwikkelingen'. MOVE Evaluatierapport 2003: MOVE-rapport 8: deel B. Hoofdrapport. Rapport RIKZ = Report RIKZ, 2003.027. Rijksinstituut voor Kust en Zee (RIKZ): Middelburg. 60 pp., more
Used in this dataset
Belmans, H. (1988). Verdiepings- en onderhoudsbaggerwerken in Wester- en Zeeschelde. Water 7(43/1): 184-194, more

Data type: Static graphs
Metadatarecord created: 2010-01-14
Information last updated: 2010-07-19
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