July 8, 2012 - The U.S. Armed Forces have increased the area of their country by 460 hectares. However, it does not go about the conquest of a territory during an armed conflict. The U.S. Corps of Engineers summed up the first results of a unique project to restore the land and deepen the seafloor in the Chesapeake Bay. Internet users monitored the progress of the work and suspected the presence of some insidious plans that the U.S. government harbors.
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.