Doode Bemde - Belgium

The site comprises 4 km stretch of a complete alluvial floodplane managed as a private nature reserve some 10 kilometer upstream of the city of Leuven. Since 1990, human interference in the river channel has stopped resulting in a spontaneous meander evolution and roughening of the river channel. This has induced frequent (e.g. yearly) inundations, thus avoiding flood damage in the city of Leuven downstream and this without creating the usual storm basins.

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Metadata Access
Publisher Natuurpunt
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2016
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
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Language English
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Discipline Environmental Research; Geosciences; Land Use; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (4.628W, 50.802S, 4.652E, 50.838N)