Saw this on the local news yesterday. What an excellent use of the Corps of Engineers and Baltimore Harbor dredgings. In fourth grade, we did an in-depth study of the Netherlands including how the dikes and polders were built. The process in this news report reminded me of those old films in Mr. Jensen’s class.
What is especially heartening here is the creation of additional wildlife habitat. The reclaimed islands still have an artificial shape, but I doubt the birds mind. But I don’t know if this would help places like Smith Island and Tangier Island. Maybe strategically placed barrier islands and reefs would help. With erosion, rising seas and subsidence, Tangier is expected to be underwater within a lifetime. I’d hate to see that Tangier Island way of life go.