Lessons from Dutch geological history might be useful for other present-day deltas

by Geological Society of America, October 9, 2018 in ScienceDaily 

Even long before medieval inhabitants reclaimed land and raised dykes at a large scale, humans have had a strong impact on river behavior in the Dutch delta plain. Physical geographers have demonstrated that two present Rhine branches developed stepwise in the first centuries CE, because of two combined man-induced effects.