Tag:man_made=dyke

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Whitgift, dyke and Ouse.jpg
Description
An embankment built to restrict the flow of water or other liquids Edit or translate this description.
Group: Man made
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: de factoPage for proposal

An embankment built to restrict the flow of water or other liquids. Also known as a levee.

How to map

Draw a way way along the top of the dike. This is often seen on aerial photographs at the transition between sun and shade. Tag this with man_made=dyke. Optionally, if the dike has a name, you can add this with name=*.

If there is a road/path or railway on top of the dyke, draw the highway or railway and use embankment=dyke instead.

For closable openings in the dyke, for example for a road or railway, see the tag barrier=coupure. The opening can be closed with for example a door, metal bars or sand(bags)

Example of a coupure

See also