Dike relocation at Lent

Dike relocation at Lent

The dike along the Waal at Lent will be relocated approximately 350 metres inland. This will create space for a new channel in the floodplain of the river Waal.

This new channel will provide additional capacity for the water discharge during high water periods, which will reduce the water levels. Excavation of the channel and the relocation of the dike will create an island. This new island will be laid out like a unique river park with possibilities for recreation and nature.

The prestigious Waterfront Centre Award was granted to this plan in 2011.

Construction: 2013-2015