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Water Quality Advisory issued for Picnic Island Beach

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TAMPA – The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) has issued a water quality advisory for the following location:

Picnic Island Beach
7409 Picnic Island Blvd
Tampa, FL 33616

Tests completed on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, indicate that the water quality at Picnic Island Beach does not meet the recreational water quality criteria for Enterococcus bacteria recommended by the Florida Department of Health.

DOH-Hillsborough advises against any water-related activities at this location due to the potential for high bacteria levels. Bacteriological sampling conducted during regular water quality monitoring showed that the level of bacteria exceeds the level established by state guidelines.

This advisory will continue until bacteria levels are below the accepted health level. New test results should be available for Picnic Island Beach on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

For more information call 813-559-4065 or visit the Florida Healthy Beaches Program website.