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Netherlands dikes
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Netherlands dikes
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Along the southwest coast of the Netherlands, sediment-carrying rivers have created a massive delta of islands and waterways in the gaps between coastal dunes. After unusually severe spring tides devastated this region in 1953, the Dutch built an elaborate system of dikes, canals, dams bridges and locks to hold back the North Sea. This simulated natural color image was acquired on September 24, 2002, covers an area of about 50.6 x 52.4 km, and is centered near 51.7 degrees north latitude, 4 degrees east longitude.

Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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