22 Jun 2016, PRI
Dikes once protected an area near Nijmegen from flooding, but under a new policy for managing rising water levels due to climate change, the dikes have been moved back to allow a branch of the Rhine River to broaden out into its historic floodplain. The "room for the river" policy is meant to allow flooding in some areas in order to prevent worse flooding elsewhere.
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