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.