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Rain, Sewage Blamed for Tampa Beach Closures

Rain, Sewage Blamed for Tampa Beach Closures

TAMPA, Fla (TBO.com)- The sign posted on the shoreline at Picnic Island Park warned people that swimming could pose a health risk.

Amy Dickinson didn't notice the sign as she unloaded a personal watercraft from the back of her truck.

"The water looks the same," Dickinson, 34, said with a shrug. "It's just a little darker."

When she was told the area was closed to swimmers because of high levels of bacteria, Dickinson was surprised.

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