Drained and useless
Nørreby Hals on North Funen was dammed in 1875 by two local farmers. In 1918, a wind turbine was built to pump water out of the eight-hectare reservoir behind the dam. Yet nothing managed to grow on the former fiord bed. Today, the rusty wind turbine is the only one…
In 1899, Police Inspector Petersen from Bogense was dispatched to the reclaimed area near Nørreby Hals. The plot owners had been given 20 years' exemption from taxation on the reclaimed land. The twenty years were up and the police were called in. But according to the police report, there was little to be done: The entire reclaimed area comprises a total of about 20 acres of land, of which about one third remains under water and here only worthless plants grow. The rest of the area is in rather poor condition with the exception of a little over an acre of land, which is used for hay harvests, the rest very bad grazing land where young cattle can find only starvation rations." "
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In 1899, Police Inspector Petersen from Bogense was dispatched to the reclaimed area near Nørreby …