Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
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, Marcel van der Perk, and Hans Middelkoop

Data sets

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

Short summary
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.