Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee runoff to affect Bay crabs

Here's an article from Maryland about the effect heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee have had on blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay. Read the entire article here.

Muddy water may end Bay crab season

Floodwaters from Irene, Lee send debris, sediment into Chesapeake Bayfrom Susquehanna River
EASTON Bunky Chance didn't expect to see 50- to 60-foot trees floating Thursday morning past his workboat.
Nor did other local watermen expect to see a portable toilet or a wheelbarrow.
But they did, and the mess stopped their work.
"The debris was the first thing that came through and then real muddy water came behind it," said Chance, a local waterman and president of the Talbot County Watermen's Association.
"We were doing just about normal this morning and then a couple hours later that muddy water hit and shut us right down like flipping a switch. It cost me a couple hundred bucks today worth of crabs."
..Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011 1:00 am
Updated: 10:22 am, Fri Sep 16, 2011.

Muddy water may end Bay crab season By KELLEY L. ALLEN Staff Writer The Star Democrat

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