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Floodplain Monitoring - The Sigma Plan - Belgium

The Sigma Plan, designed by De Vlaamse Waterweg NV, protects Flanders from flooding, at the same time boosting the valuable nature surrounding the River Scheldt. Piezometers were installed on several cross sections along the new levee. The levee is built on peaty ground and the aim is to monitor the dissipation of the pore water pressure and to steer and control the rate of elevation.

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