Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 187–201, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-187-2018
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 187–201, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-187-2018

Research article 07 Mar 2018

Research article | 07 Mar 2018

Establishing a sediment budget in the newly created “Kleine Noordwaard” wetland area in the Rhine–Meuse delta

Eveline Christien van der Deijl et al.

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Dataset for the paper “Establishing a sediment budget in the newly created ‘Kleine Noordwaard’ wetland area in the Rhine-Meuse delta” E. C. Van der Deijl and M. van der Perk https://doi.org/10.4121/uuid:bd1c52a1-74d7-481b-a363-46c29f97c67b

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To study the effectiveness of river delta restoration, we used field observations and elevation data to quantify the magnitude and spatial patterns of aggradation and erosion in a restored wetland in the Rhine-Meuse delta. Erosion and aggradation rates decrease over time, but aggradation compensates for sea-level rise and soil subsidence. Channels in the centre had aggraded, whereas the inlet and outlet eroded. Furthermore, sediment is in general uniformly distributed over the intertidal area.