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https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-187-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-187-2018
Research article
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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

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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.