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DHEC to reopen some Charleston Co. shellfish harvesting areas

Some shellfish harvesting areas were closed because of heavy rain in October. (Photo Source: Live 5) Some shellfish harvesting areas were closed because of heavy rain in October. (Photo Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The state's Department of Health and Environmental Control plans to reopen some of the Charleston County shellfish harvesting areas closed by October's historic rainfall.

"Water quality data indicate that the approved harvesting areas from Capt. Sams Inlet north to the Charleston Harbor, with the exception of Schooner Creek and its tributaries, are suitable for harvesting," Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section, said in a statement.

The areas will reopen Thursday morning, he said.

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Charleston County, call DHEC's Charleston Environmental Health Services Office at (843) 953-0150.

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