IJsselmeer or Ysselmeer (Dutch ɛisəlˈmeːr)
- 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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