June 11th, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) closed portions of the Wye River in Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties to shellfish harvesting due to unacceptable bacteria levels.
Tens of millions of gallons. That’s how much raw sewage has flowed into the Patapsco River this week.
Maryland environmental officials have closed part of the Little Choptank River in Dorchester County for
shellfish harvesting because of elevated levels of bacteria.