The robust components of the DMC have proved in practice that they can function for decades without any problems. The DMC has undergone extensive testing and is operational in two locations. The Deltares knowledge institute has carried out a scientific failure probability analysis. One of the conclusions was:
The DMC can form a good alternative to dike reinforcement in a range of situations. The system is composed of various components that have proved their reliability in dike bodies loaded to the point of collapse (IJkdijk) and in two primary flood defence systems (Ommelanderzeedijk and Colijnsplaat).