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 Form 4 Geography Sample Exam Questions and Answers

Describe the stages followed in the reclamation of land from the sea in Netherlands

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- Construction of productive dykes/walls to enclose area to be reclaimed and also to protect the land from getting flooded during high tide.
- Ring canals were constructed to carry water from the area to be reclaimed into the sea.
- Pumps were installed to pump out water from the area enclosed by dykes.
- Reeds were sowed to use up excess water.
- Drainage pipes were laid in ditches to drain water from the water table.
- The soil was treated with chemicals to lower salinity.
- Drained land was flushed with fresh water to remove salt from the soil.