"Water and Mechelen" Mechelen Favorite Tip by tompt

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  branch of the Dijle to divert the water
by tompt

Favorite thing: Mechelen is located along the river Dijle. In the old days there were lots of small waters inside the city, all branches of the Dijle. But when the river flooded the entire city was under water. First they filled up or vaulted the little waters. But that was not enough, and a branches was dugged around the city to divert the water from the centre around the city.

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  • Written Jun 12, 2005
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