DEM annual re-classification of shellfish waters and seasonal closures
Shared on behalf of RI DEM:
DEM annual re-classification of shellfish waters and seasonal closures – Improved water quality leads to two areas open in Newport and Westerly.
In response to SMP stakeholder requests, DEM added a layer to their interactive map that includes coordinates for all the corners, points and intersections of closure lines for each of the closure descriptions in addition to their usual reference descriptions. These are provided as an aid to locating closure lines however the written description within the notice is the legal description in determining where the closure lines are. See the DEM Notice of Polluted Shellfishing Grounds May 2015.
More info and a new interactive mapping portal are available here or by calling DEM’s Office of Water Resources at 222-3961.