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This picture has been taken during a visit previous year to Kinderdijk Netherlands.
My third picture out of the series of this lovely area with 19 mills very close together.

The windmills of Kinderdijk were built, because there were difficulties with the drainage of the Alblasserwaard. This area was extensively mined. Through ditches and watercourses, the water drained. First there were more natural waterways, but in the end this remained only Alblas and Giessen. Originally it was the water released into the rivers (including the Lek) runs, but sounded the soil drainage, and problems arose when the river was high.
Peat can such effects be one meter per century decline, and that happened here too. The water boards should work together and so were two major drainage units.

I wish all visitor a nice weekend

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