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Terence Aries
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The first storm in 2018 is raging and now is a great time to play Rising Tide!
The Oosterscheldekering: closed


The Hollandsche IJsselkering, part of the Deltawerken: closed


Maeslantkering: closed


Hartelkering: preparing to close


The Ramspolkering (protecting the IJsseldelta region): closed


We are safe behind our dikes, time to set the board!
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Exactly what I thought when I looked out of my window this morning.
Except that I live in a safe area (Oost-Brabant on the map) and I don’t own the game yet...
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I’m protected by the Ramspolkering (a big inflatable tube) myself.
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The Hartelkering is now closed as well, marking the first time in 10 years.
It is also the first time ever that all 5 of the major flood barriers are closed at the same time.

This tweet shows the former Zuiderzee lapping at Flevoland.

https://twitter.com/jellevisser37/status/948555487351574529
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Well, that's exactly what we did last night, I played at my gaming club in Leiden, located in Delfland, near those big lakes you cab see on the map, So we start our turn there

We built the Deltawerken and made new land (Flevoland etc). The dikes in Zeeland (orange area in the south) were breached again, but we survived.

I do have one question though (Jeroen Doumen?):

We had water in Roer en Overmaas, and Peel en Maasvallei (these cards were in the stack). This flowed into Land van Maas en Waal. But that area was not in the stack, and neither were Land van Heusden and Betuwe. So we built a lot of dikes there, separating Land van Maas en Waal from the rest of the country. After a few storms and reshuffeling we had 3 water each in Roer en Overmaas, Peel en Maasvallei, and Land van Maas en Waal. What would happen when Roer en Overmaas was drawn from the stack again? We played that nothing would happen, as the chain reaction would stop at Land van Maas en Waal. There is no outbreak-track in this game, so that's it, we're safe?
 
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That would be page 8 in the rules right, lot of water flowing everywhere
 
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Yes, but in that example there were no dikes to stop the waterflow. But what happens if there are? Do the dikes weaken?
 
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You played correctly: the overflow stops at the dikes (without weakening them).
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Thanks for the info, Jeroen.
Great game, btw! It's still pandemic (which is great), but also different (which is also great)!
Can I get your autograph on my game ?blush
 
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Functionality aside, some of those structures are genuinely beautiful as well.
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Jeroen Doumen
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mirjam wrote:
Thanks for the info, Jeroen.
Great game, btw! It's still pandemic (which is great), but also different (which is also great)!
Can I get your autograph on my game ?blush

Thanks for the praise! Sure - when will we see each other?
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lol- i've sent you a pm.
 
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In the aftermath of the storm, a lot of rain has fallen, and a lot more is arriving on the Rhine and Meuse from neighbouring countries.

This is what the hydraulic structure Ruimte voor de Rivier looks like in real life:







For more, see this:
https://twitter.com/search?f=images&q=uiterwaarden&src=typd

It is based on giving rivers more space to flood instead of trying to contain them which will inevitably lead to floods in unexpected places.
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Trence wrote:
For more, see this:
https://twitter.com/search?f=images&q=uiterwaarden&src=typd

It is based on giving rivers more space to flood instead of trying to contain them which will inevitably lead to floods in unexpected places.


This is a problem here on the Mississippi river as well. The river used to be able to spill over into neighboring lands, but it has been so levee-ed up that the water has nowhere to spill over naturally. Instead it finds a weak spot in the levee to break through, and when it does the results are catastrophic.
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Mart van de Wege
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Yeah, the engineers finally found out that their forebears weren't stupid.

The original dike lines at the Great Rivers (the Rhine and its distributaries and the Meuse) were inland, leaving a lot of open area for the rivers to flow into at flooding time. In the 20th century the answer to flooding was always the same: build a dike, so the dikes encroached on the river banks.

Turns out that the 'uiterwaarden' (overspill areas) existed for a reason.

(It's not just dogmatic dike building, the overspill areas were also prime agricultural land, and in some places were even built up, so there were other reasons to isolate them from the river. Still, it turned out to be a bad idea).
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