Dikes once protected this broad area near the Dutch city of Nijmegen from flooding. But under a new policy for managing rising water levels due to climate change, the dikes have been moved back to allow a branch of the Rhine River to broaden out into its

Dikes once protected this area near the Dutch city of Nijmegen from flooding. But under a new policy for managing rising water levels due to climate change, the dikes have been moved back to allow a branch of the Rhine River to broaden out into its historic floodplain. The "room for the river" policy is meant to allow flooding in some areas in order to prevent worse flooding elsewhere.

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Joris van Gennip/The GroundTruth Project

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