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Harris Creek (Maryland)

Harris Creek (Maryland) is a tidal creek on the eastern shore of Maryland. It is a location for oyster restoration.

Harris Creek was named for William Harris, a 19th-century landowner.[1]


It flows from north to south into the Chesapeake Bay, in Talbot County, Maryland, near Tilghman Island.[2]

Oyster restoration

The Nature Conservancy, and the Oyster Recovery Partnership, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are farming oyster spat on 370 underwater acres.[3] Planning began in 2012.[4][5] Water quality is monitored with a Vertical profiler.[6] In 2013, 112,500 tons of oyster shell were transported from Florida.[7]


  1. ^ Harrison, Samuel Alexander (1915). History of Talbot County, Maryland, 1661-1861. Williams & Wilkins. p. 317. 
  2. ^ "Our Bay: Shore creek a test for oyster restoration". Capital Gazette: Environment. [dead link]
  3. ^ Harris Creek Restoration | The Nature Conservancy
  4. ^ "Oyster Restoration Effort Planned on Eastern Shore". WBOC-TV 16 News. March 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jessica Wilde (February 17, 2013). "A 'Perfect Storm' for Oysters in Harris Creek". Potomac Local News Network. 
  6. ^ "DNR deploys new monitoring device in Harris Creek for oyster restoration efforts". July 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Wheeler, Tim (December 13, 2013). "Florida shells to help revive MD's oysters". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

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