03 Room for the River
Room for the River
Rijkswaterstaat is taking measures to increase the capacity of rivers to cope with high water levels at 30 locations in the Netherlands. These measures will reduce the risk of flooding.
What is the problem?
What does Rijkswaterstaat do?
Rijkswaterstaat's Room for the River projects
Room for the River IJsseldelta
The IJssel is being given more room by deepening the navigation channel and constructing a high-water channel. The high-water channel lies between 2 dykes and will fill during periods of high water levels. This will enable the river to discharge a larger volume of water more quickly.