Scheldt Estuary and its alluvial plains - Belgium

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Site Name
Scheldt Estuary and its alluvial plains
Short name
Scheldt estuary
Country
Belgium
Site Manager
Site Description
The study site starts at the mouth of the river (Vlissingen, the Netherlands) and extends to Gent, 160 km from the mouth, where tidal influence is stopped by sluices. The tributaries the Durme and the Rupel, with the Nete , Dijle and Zenne are also under tidal influence and are considered part of the estuary. The natural inundated areas around the river and the valleys up to 5m TAW are also part of the study system.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:57
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1991
Purpose
Monitoring status and trends of the river ecosystem.
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Geographic
Size
140272.00ha
Elevation (average)
4.84msl
Elevation (min)
-13.00msl
Elevation (max)
14.50msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Belgium (LTER_EU_BE_06)This site is a verified "LTER Belgium" member.
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