It’s been 30 years since Congress directed the Army Corps of Engineers to investigate the feasibility of deepening the channel from 40 feet to 45.
Since the project began in March 2010, 42 miles of the 102-mile channel from Camden to the Atlantic Ocean have been deepened. Thirty-five miles are already naturally at or below 45 feet, which leaves about 25 miles left to be dredged.
Finally, a stink bug solution!!!! The USDA has come up with a way to get rid of 80 percent of the stink bug population plaguing 33 states (the Mid-Atlantic States are ground zero). A tiny wasp from Asia will be used to wipe out most of the stink bug population. The wasp lays eggs in the skink bug and the babies eat their way out (yuck) killing the stink bug. I am sure PETA will freak out over it but I say hip-hip hurrah! They hope to release the wasps in 2013. If the stink bugs are left unchecked they will decimate our food supply. They are already impacting it!