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Saemangeum Barrage and Seawall, Changing the Former Marine Habitats, South Korea

Saemangeum Barrage and Seawall, Changing the Former Marine Habitats, South Korea

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Uploaded 23 Mar 2012 by GRID-Arendal
The Saemangeum Seawall, located on the southwest coast of the Korean peninsula, is the world's longest man-made dyke, measuring 33 kilometres. It runs between two headlands, and separates the Yellow Sea and the former Saemangeum estuary. In 1991, the South Korean government announced that a dyke would be constructed to link two headlands just south of the South Korean industrial port city of Gunsan, 270 kilometers southwest of Seoul, to create 400 square kilometres of farmland and a freshwa ...
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