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DHEC Closes Wallace Creek Shellfish Harvesting Beds in Beaufort County

Nov. 6, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has closed Wallace Creek shellfish harvesting beds in Beaufort County due to excessive rainfall, the agency announced today.

"This closure affects all shellfish harvesting in the Conditional Management Area of Wallace Creek," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The harvesting area will reopen once water quality data indicate that bacteria levels are once again suitable for shellfish harvesting."

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Beaufort County, call DHEC's Beaufort Environmental Affairs Office at 843-846-1030 or visit our website at