Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Area 1622 of the Apalachicola Bay closing to oyster harvesting at sunset today



Area 1622 of the Apalachicola Bay will close to oyster harvesting at sunset today.

Area 1622 is the conditionally approved winter west 2 area which includes Dry Bar.

The areas are being closed because of high river levels.

The Apalachicola River at Blountstown crested at just over 17.7 feet on Wednesday, flood stage is 15 feet.

It does take a few days for waters at Blountstown to move into the Apalachicola Bay.