Building a temporary dam... Helicopters drop tons of rocks into a river in the Netherlands

2024-01-10 2024-01-10T10:35:33Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

ArabiaWeather - On January 6 and 7 , two Dutch military helicopters dropped huge bags full of stones in the city of Maastricht, in response to a temporary need to erect a dam, as a result of a collapse in a water drainage dam caused by heavy rains and high water levels, and the National Water Management Agency, Rikswaterstadt, reported, The use of rocks to build the temporary dam in Bucherfeld, Maastricht, was successfully completed on Monday, allowing teams to begin repair work on the affected canal.

More than 480 tons of stones were thrown into the water by Dutch helicopters to build a temporary dam

Nearly 60 bags, with an estimated total weight of about 480,000 kilograms (529 US tons), were dropped into the water, using two CH-47F Chinook helicopters, according to reports from the Dutch Air Force and the Rijkswaterstaat.

Footage from the Rijkswaterstaat shows rubble falling into the water before the helicopters arrived. The helicopters worked on Saturday and Sunday, while heavy machinery was used on Monday to reinforce the temporary dam with stones.

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Sources:

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