Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

8-1969

Description

This photograph shows the sluice gates on the Afsluitdijk, a causeway that created the artificial freshwater lake IJsselmeer. The causeway was completed in 1933 and tamed what was once a problematic harbor in regards to flooding and damage to ships. The sluice gates regulate the flow between the North Sea and the lake.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuiderzee (accessed 11 June 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IJsselmeer (accessed 11 June 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afsluitdijk (accessed 11 June 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Roads -- Causeways -- Netherlands; Dams - Sluice gates;

Country Name

Netherlands

Region Name

North Holland

Keywords

dams; sluice gates; netherlands; IJsselmeer; artificial lake; freshwater lake; North Sea

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