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In this 2005 file photo, a sign declares Indian Neck beach closed to shellfishing in Cape Cod Bay of Wellfleet Harbor (Jodi Hilton/Getty Images)
In this 2005 file photo, a sign declares Indian Neck beach closed to shellfishing in Cape Cod Bay of Wellfleet Harbor (Jodi Hilton/Getty Images)

It rained today. Again. And it's starting to take a toll. In Worcester, the city has already seen its wettest July on record. And across the Massachusetts coast, the Division of Marine Fisheries has banned shellfishing, due to a red tide, partially caused by the heavy precipitation. We take stock of how unprecedented all this rain really is with WBUR meteorologist David Epstein. Then, Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus checks in to talk about how the city has been impacted by the record rainfall. Finally, we hear from Peter Seminara, the Gloucester Shellfish Warden, on the cause and impact of red tide and subsequent shellfishing ban.

This segment aired on July 19, 2021.

Tiziana Dearing Twitter Host, Radio Boston
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David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
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Chris Citorik Twitter Producer, Radio Boston
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