Describe of polderization process in the Netherlands

Polderization process in the Netherlands

The following is the polderization process in the Netherlands

  • Construction of the ring dykes and ring canals
  • Construction of ditches within each polder leading water to a pumping station
  • Water is pumped out into the canal
  • Land is allowed to dry
  • Desalination to improve the soil through flushing with fresh water and planting hardy plants
  • Dividing the polder land into economic units
  • Infrastructure is laid out

  • People are settled in villages.
  • Farming activities began with spreading of soil to improve fertility
  • Addition of fertilizers to the soil


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