The little town of Lubica, located in the eastern part of Slovakia, close to the city of Kežmarok, has had to face frequent flloding due to river and storm water events.
To stop the phenomenon and prevent future damage, the construction of a polder on the Ruskinovský potok river has been approved.
A polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments realized through barriers. In Holland, where there are many, polders are also known as the dykes that form an artificial hydrological entity, meaning it has no connection with outside water other than through manually operated devices.
Polders can be of three types:
1. land reclaimed from a body of water, such as a lake or the sea bed
2. flood plains separated from the sea or river by a dyke
3. marshes separated from the surrounding water by a dyke and subsequently drained
In this case the implementation of the polder was done with a gabion-clad reinforced concrete core structure/wall.
The cladding is 0.5m thick formed from double twisted steel wire mesh type 8×10, 2.7mm with Galmac coating.
Construction is currently underway.