Region: Salland | Partner: Groot Salland

Partner Groot Salland realized two weirs end two double-acting pumping stations at location Streukelerzijl, which double act in dry times and in wet times to distribute water accordingly. Furthermore they work on innovative management of the catchment area.

Project

Waterschap Groot Salland (NL) is located in the center of the Netherlands and involved in the agriculture pilot. The project is part of a larger project in the area called ‘Streukelerzijl’ for which a new catchment has to be created in response to floods in 1998 and on the other hand to dry periods during summer. The water from the new catchment area will be drained by two structures in the catchment itself and one pumping station at the Vecht river. The structures and the pumping station will be double-acting: they will be used for discharging and supplying water to and from the Vecht river. The two weirs end two double-acting pumping stations which are part of the project are now realized. The pumping station at the Vecht river will be built in the future and is not part of the project. The location of the pumping station is yet unclear because a provincial road will be relocated.

The second part of the project is to implement an innovative system for managing the catchment area in a more efficient manner to prevent and reduce damage to agricultural production. Given the projected increase in both periods of droughts and extreme precipitation. It involves a remote-controlled steering mechanism that is linked to weather forecasts and to manage this management system it will be placed at the pumping stations. The authority will start testing the steering mechanism at the two smaller double acting structures as soon as possible (this summer).

The third part of the project is the design of a double-acting pumping station (inlet/outlet) near the Vecht river on which the steering mechanism will also be implemented eventually. The preparation for the planning phase is ongoing, due to uncertainties (i.e. realization provincial road).

For more information on the project Streukelerzijl, visit the website www.wgs.nl/streukelerzijl.

The agriculture pilot is implemented with the Flemish Environmental Agency (Belgium). Drought experts of both organizations participate in six exchanges during which potential measures are designed, discussed and evaluated. The governance team of the DROP project will visit the region twice to define and evaluate the regional governance setting for drought adaptation measures.

For more information about this partner, visit the website of waterschap Groot Salland www.wgs.nl.