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I C Lake

On the horizon you see the Maximacentrale

IJs (Ice) on the IJSselmeer (Lake IJssel) . The IJsselmeer is a shallow artificial lake of 1100 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. The IJsselmeer is the largest lake in Western Europe.[1][2]

The IJsselmeer is a freshwater lake fed through the Ketelmeer by the river IJssel, which gives it its name. It is mainly fed by water from the Rhine since the IJssel is a branch of it.

The internal capitalization in the spelling is because IJ is a digraph in Dutch, possibly a ligature, and sometimes considered a single letter (see IJ (digraph)).

The IJsselmeer was created in 1932 when an inland sea, the Zuiderzee, was closed by a 32 km dam, the Afsluitdijk. This was part of a major hydraulic engineering project known as the Zuiderzee Works, that years later led to the reclaiming of land from the IJsselmeer, thereby diminishing the size of the lake.

In 1975 the IJsselmeer was further split in two by the completion of the Houtribdijk, now also called Markerwaarddijk because it was originally designed to border the Markerwaard; this dike runs from Enkhuizen southeast to Lelystad. This former southern part of the IJsselmeer is now the hydrologically separate Markermeer.

The IJsselmeer functions as a major fresh water reserve, serving as a source for agriculture and drinking water. It also offers a number of opportunities for recreational activities.

The province of Flevoland was created in 1986 from three of the polders reclaimed from the IJsselmeer.

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Comments (11)

Ivan Logvinov on January 31, 2013

Marvelous view!
Like!
Best wishes from Russia!
Ivan.

Nadia Kushnir on January 31, 2013

LIKE!

bdeh on January 31, 2013

Nog zo'n prachtige opname van het kruiende ijs Erik. MOOI! Groeten Berend

Kicaj on January 31, 2013

niesamowity widok Like

Pozdrawiam Kicaj :-)

Erik van den Ham on January 31, 2013

Hello Ivan and * Kicaj* thank you both for the kind comments and visit.

Hallo Berend en dankjewel voor je fijne commentaar.

Greetings, Pozdrawiam, Groeten, Erik

Səməd on January 31, 2013

An amazing view! L

Jan van Aartsen on February 1, 2013

We noemen hem grandioos Erik, kruiend ijs met zo'n geweldige skyline, een pracht plaat. Like

Groeten,
Jan

els f-two on February 2, 2013

een ware show daar op het Ijsselmeer, het zal nu wel weg zijn, maar je hebt er echt prachtplaten aan overgehouden! LIKE

Erik van den Ham on February 2, 2013

Thanks Səməd for your kind comment and visit!

Hallo Jan en Els in de veel te korte tijd dat ik er was veranderde het weer van zwaar bewolkt naar zonnig weer. De contrasten waren soms enorm en dat zorgde voor veel verschillende plaatjes. Begreep van Chris10 dat al het ijs inderdaad nu is verdwenen. Dank jullie voor de Likes!

Greetings, Fijn weekend, Erik

*Cri* Photo on February 3, 2013

Wonderful image. YSL. I wish you a sunny Sunday! Greetings from Sweden Cri

Farhat Hussain Shah on February 10, 2013

Beautiful view. Great shot! Best wishes!

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