- a lake in the NW Netherlands: created by the diking of the Zuider Zee. 465 sq. mi. (1204 sq. km).
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- 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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