The excavator is rolled. Also here at Greven a section of the Ems renaturiert. Up to 9 m, the Ems is deeper than the actual floodplains were before the Ems was forced into their current bed by humans.
So deep the Ems has "flowed" into the soft sandy soil, because the flow velocity was greatly increased by the channeling of the Ems.
Now the excavator has begun to remove the stony shore fortification and flatten the high banks. This allows the river to regain its own bed and form a new riparian landscape with sandy slopes and meanders.
I'm curious how long it will take. In any case, I'll go there more often.
Update 7.9.19: The rigid riverbed has been broken even further towards the A1 bridge. Everything still looks like a huge sandbox. But the Ems will conquer it again.
July 12, 2019
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