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Mont St.Michel vanuit Avranches, 1978

Compare this scanned slide from 1971 with recent others pics from the same point of view (Avranches), and you can state how fast the silting up of the ditches has progressed during last 30 years, due to the construction of water conducting dykes by the local communities in order to gain grass lands for cattle and sheep. The tidal flows, necessary to keep open the St.-Michael bay in its natural state, lose their capacity to grind out the ditches. Mont St. Michel as a sugar beet field?

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  • Uploaded on May 6, 2009
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by hpjm
    • Camera: HP Scanjet G4010
    • Taken on 2009/03/31 01:49:46