Subtypes Waterboards - Bedijkingen

A bedijking is a polder, created in an embankment project from sea or river water. Most of the waterboards in the province Zeeland are of this type. Contrary to polders they, just like the droogmakerijen, do have a written foundation document marking the start of their existence. Bedijkingen, droogmakerijen, and (old) polders all share the following characteristic that distinguishes them from ordinary lands: they are areas in which the level of the water can artificially be controlled, independently of its surroundings.



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