Today Wal-Zwijn consists largely of poplar forests, fields and already existing salt marshes. The area has a typical history of flooding and is peppered with levees and 'wielen' (deep water sheets). The area comprises 200 hectares and is closely connected to the nearby Vlassenbroek Sigma Project. It will be the first area to brave the storms and fill up completely. The ring levee will be built of sand from the Durme valley and with locally reclaimed soil. From atop the new levee, you will have a unique view of the changing Scheldt landscape.