Subtypes Waterboards - Droogmakerijen

A droogmakerij is a polder, created in a drainage  project out of a natural lake or out of broad meres.  Most of them are found in the provinces Holland and Utrecht, although they are a minority compared to the more common ‘polder’. Contrary to polders they, just like the bedijkingen, do have a written foundation document marking the start of their existence. Droogmakerijen, bedijkingen, 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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