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Tidal intrusion effects felt in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (October 10, 2018) –Tuesday, a strong push of salt water from the Gulf was experienced in the Clam Bayou area.  This sea-water overwhelmed a fresh-water lake, causing a depletion of oxygen and a small fish kill (less than 100 shad). Efforts are underway, weather permitting, to clean-up the fish.

Drivers in Shore Acres -- and other low-lying areas -- are dealing with standing water and some drainage issues during the higher-than-normal tides.  With maximum high tides occurring this afternoon (4:03 pm) and early Thursday morning (3:10 am), residents and visitors are reminded not to drive through any standing water if you’re unsure of the depth. 

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