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.
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Roads -- Causeways -- Netherlands; Dams - Sluice gates;
Smolski, Chet, "Netherlands: Sluice Gates on Enclosure Dam & IJsselmeer" (1969). Smolski Images. 907.
dams; sluice gates; netherlands; IJsselmeer; artificial lake; freshwater lake; North Sea