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Tampa Bay water quality gets good marks for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, Tampa Bay's water quality has scored well enough to meet all of scientists' targets, experts from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program announced Tuesday.

Since 1974, the estuary program's scientists have checked the quality in the four sections of the bay — Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, Middle Tampa Bay and Lower Tampa Bay — to see whether the water is clean enough to promote the natural recovery of sea grass.

Tuesday's announcement says that throughout the bay, "Water quality is good enough to foster continued recovery of underwater sea grasses that are the backbone of a healthy bay."

Tampa Bay water quality gets good marks for second year in a row 03/04/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:57pm]
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