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Water Quality & Swimming

posted Mar 14, 2017, 5:43 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 5:44 AM ] published an article, State advises you to check the water before taking that swim

"...most of the 43 advisories and alerts came during August and September"

"Though none of the state’s 24 swimming alerts and advisories in 2016 were in New Hanover county, 13 of 58 – or 22 percent of the total — were in the county in 2015, including Banks Channel, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach...Affected locations included Banks Channel, Ocean Pier at K Avenue, Kure Beach and Ocean Pier at Salisbury Street." 

The article was loaded with related links -

NRDC = Natural Resource Defense Council
DEQ = N.C. Department of Environmental Quality

Shellfish Harvesting

posted Mar 13, 2017, 6:53 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 6:58 AM ] reported that 'More than 2,000 acres of North Carolina’s coast closed to shellfish harvesting' due to water quality standards. The article references...
  • It references a LIST of areas closed to shellfish harvesting, including maps of the area
  • and a MAP of areas closed to shellfish harvesting can be found here. (Keep clicking on the maps and it will take you to OTHER maps that look similar to the attached. They are the same ones linked in the LIST)
(You'll see the same maps either way. Attached is a cropped example.)

Thanks to Ms. Salley for pointing out how to keep clicking to find the maps in specific areas.


posted Mar 1, 2017, 8:23 AM by Jeffrey Jones

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