Case study: Dike inspection and reinforcement, North Sea coast, Lower Saxony (20th c.)

Description of the application

After the Hollandflut (storm surge from 1953) the dike lines along the Elbe were inspected and reinforced (weak sections in the dike line) as protection against future storm sruges.

Implementation cost

Estimated financial cost for the implementation of the measures, given as a cost range.

Flood management measures

Which flood management measures have been applied? Multiple measures may be specified.


Country in which the application (case study) is located. In case of a transboundary application multiple countries are specified.

Responsible authority level

Level of Responsible Authority.

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