Red Dye Being Used in Upper Delaware Bay Study

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Salem County, N.J. -

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding the public that a study calling for applications of reddish dye in the Upper Delaware Bay is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 11th.

Officials say 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 the harvesting of shellfish, and say residents should not be alarmed if they see red in the water.

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

To learn more, you can visit the DEP's website.

Related: DEP to Study Water Flow and Dispersion in Upper Delaware Bay


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