Case study: Damming by flood barrier, Wischhafener Süderelbe, Lower Saxony, (20th c.)

Description of the application

During storm surges extreme water level progate into the tributaries of the Elbe, including Wischhafener Süderelbe. To limit the threat of inundation of the hinterland a flood barrier was constructed at the mouth of the Wischhafener Süderelbe.

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