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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 28, 2017 09:18      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does the US not do as the Dutch, and build to embrace the water?

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Does the US not do as the Dutch, and build to embrace the water?

I think you might find if the dutch got a years rain in a few days, they'd be just as f*&ked.

Mother nature can be an unforgiving bitch sometimes.

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TheMoMan
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Aah But the Dutch have built for such problems and have canals and drainage to handle North Atlantic Storms. They have been planning for three hundred years and are planning on a two hundred year build.

https://www.wired.com/2008/12/ff-dutch-delta/

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