from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Reclaimed and brought into the condition of a polder; brought under cultivation. See polder.
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Some degradation can be attributed to water regulation through canal, dyke and channel realignment and agricultural intensification within empoldered areas.
Some measures are already being taken to restore seriously degraded sites in the empoldered areas including flooding to restore a water regime with a low intensity fishing regime.