Land reclamation

Reclaiming in Mounts Bay, Perth, Australia 1964
Hong Kong's old airport (pictured) and new airport were built on reclaimed land
The largest city square in the world, the Xinghai Square of Dalian, China, was created entirely through land reclamation

Land reclamation, usually known as reclamation, and also known as land fill (not to be confused with a waste landfill), is the process of creating new land from oceans, seas, riverbeds or lake beds. The land reclaimed is known as reclamation ground or land fill.

In some jurisdictions, including parts of the United States,[1] the term "reclamation" can refer to returning disturbed lands to an improved state. In Alberta, Canada, for example, reclamation is defined by the provincial government as "The process of reconverting disturbed land to its former or other productive uses."[2] In Oceania, it is frequently referred to as land rehabilitation.

  1. ^ "American Society for Mining and Reclamation". Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  2. ^ Powter, Chris (2002). Glossary of Reclamation and Remediation Terms used in Alberta (PDF). Government of Alberta. ISBN 0-7785-2156-7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-04-01.

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