Northern Dutch provinces inundate polders

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The water management authorities in the north of the Netherlands have taken a series of measures to deal with the excess rainfall of the past few days.

The measure was prompted by the heavy rainfall of the past few days. Pumping stations in three northernmost provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe are working at full power to pump the excess water into the North Sea and the IJsselmeer.

The province of Groningen has begun flooding the Peizemade water storage, which has a surface area of about 700 hectares and can hold about three million cubic metres of water.

The Friesland water management authorities have decided to inundate a number of polders.

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