DEP to Study Water Flow and Dispersion in Upper Delaware Bay

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Salem County, N.J. -

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is advising the public that a study calling for applications of reddish dye in the Upper Delaware Bay is planned to take place next week.

Beginning on Monday, April 9th, with weather permitting, up to two dye applications will be made in the upper bay in Salem County to measure water flow and dispersion in waters used for harvesting of shellfish.

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The DEP utilizes a classification system that regulates the harvest of shellfish that is based on water quality and the goal of the dye study is to help determine if portions of the Upper Delaware Bay, where oyster beds are located, can be upgraded.

The study will further help the DEP implement management strategies to enhance protection of oysters.

To learn more visit the DEP's website.

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