Ramspol (The Netherlands)

Storm Surge Barrier Ramspol

The storm surge barrier near Ramspol was built to project the hinterland against flooding by high water form the IJsselmeer Lake. The barrier consists of three inflatable, nylon-reinforced rubber dams, each 80 meters long, 13 meters wide and with a design height of 8.35 meters. They are the largest dames of their kind ever built. The dam is inflated with air while a gravity-feed system allows water to flow in. The barrier is lowered again by pumping out the water and letting out the air.

Storm Surge Barrier Ramspol
Storm Surge Barrier Ramspol