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or IJs·sel·meer  (ī′səl-mâr′, -mār′)
A shallow, artificial lake of northwest Netherlands. It was formed from the Zuider Zee by the construction of a large dike (completed 1932). Much fertile farmland has been reclaimed from the lake since that time.
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(Dutch ɛisəlˈmeːr) or


(Placename) a shallow lake in the NW Netherlands; formed from the S part of the Zuider Zee by the construction of the IJsselmeer Dam in 1932; salt water gradually replaced by fresh water from the IJssel River; fisheries (formerly marine fish, now esp eels). Area: (before reclamation) 3690 sq km (1425 sq miles). Estimated final area: 1200 sq km (465 sq miles). English name: Ijssel Lake
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or Ijs•sel•meer

(ˈaɪ səlˌmɛər)

a lake in the NW Netherlands created by the diking of the Zuider Zee. 465 sq. mi. (1204 sq. km).
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Noun1.IJsselmeer - a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
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However because the Ijsselmeer (formerly known as the Zuiderzee) has a huge 19 kilometre causeway which bisects it, we had to sail via the giant locks at Lelystad in the province of Flevoland on the opposite bank.
The scene I'm describing is one that occurs for me every couple of years when I return to a little town called Medemblik, which sits on the edge of the IJsselmeer in the Netherlands.
Goodwin is looking to add to his frontline and sees the height and strength of the Dutchman, who's also turned out for MVV, Jodan Boys and IJsselmeer, as the perfect foil for Danny Mullen or Cody Cooke.
Then a huge barrier dam was built, cutting the renamed Ijsselmeer off from the sea, turning it into a giant lake and preserving Hoorn in aspic.
How to see it: On a boat/bike tour on a three-masted schooner which starts in the historic trading ports of the Ijsselmeer and heads out to the islands.
1995: Time and energy constraints of fishing behaviour in breeding cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis at Lake Ijsselmeer, the Netherlands.
One of the most coveted dining experiences is found at Vuurtoreneiland, on a miniature, windswept isle of the same name in Ijsselmeer Lake, an hour's boat ride from Central Station.
"Having the chance to race, work and train with bigger groups than I am used to at home will help me with my technique and speed." Racing on the very large Ijsselmeer artificial lake north of Amsterdam, Al Kindi finished the regatta in 28th place.
'What caused the decline of Lake IJsselmeer eel stock since 1960?' ICES Journal of Marine Science 61: 394-404.
The health status of European silver eels, Anguilla anguilla, in the Dutch River Rhine Watershed and Lake Ijsselmeer. Aquaculture 309: 15-24.