Friday, 9 March 2012
Welcome to Holland
Travelled by bus to Volendam. The sheer scale of undertakings to construct a barrier between the land mass and the sea to seize more agricultural land is unimaginable. The Dyke now provides farming land and habitable land that is lower than sea level. The drainage is such that all farmers have and maintain channels that disperse land of total saturation, the channels are completely full and working nonstop, this also provides irrigation from waters drained from the alps to be dispersed. A large dam can simply be built in these areas with no catchment just a float linking the above sea level fresh water to the below sea level dam, an extreme difference to the arid water systems in Australia.