US Army builds artificial mysterious island in Atlantic Ocean
The Chesapeake Bay is the de facto a part of the Atlantic Ocean. The bay juts into the mainland - it is located between the states of Virginia and Maryland. There used to be numerous small islands in the bay. The islands were inhabited by tribes of Indians, and were later conquered by European colonists. Poplar Island was one of them.
About 100 years ago, the island diminished in size from 400 to not more than 10 hectares. As a result, the new territory of the island became located on three pieces of land. The rest of the island was simply washed away by the sea. About 15 years ago, U.S. authorities approved the financing of a unique project to restore Poplar Island. The work began in 1998. For the time being, the square of the island makes up 460 hectares.
The noble mission was entrusted to the U.S. Corps of Engineers of Baltimore County. The work began with creating a concrete frame around the perimeter of the future island that had been divided into cells. Next, the form was filled with the soil from the bottom of the bay, NASA said and published satellite images of the object.
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The US Army has been creating an island since 1998 in the Atlantic Ocean - on the Eastern Seaboard. Slowly, the US Army Corps of Engineers built concrete dikes to establish its perimeter and then have spent more than decade filling them with mud. Its name: Poplar island. Fortunately, no weird stuff is going on there (that we know of, anyway).
( via english.pravda.ru )
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