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Video: City of Tampa practices turning the Hillsborough River green

A crew from the Tampa Water Department practices turning the Hillsborough River green using a nontoxic dye in preparation for the 2015 Mayor's River O'Green on Saturday.
A crew from the Tampa Water Department practices turning the Hillsborough River green using a nontoxic dye in preparation for the 2015 Mayor's River O'Green on Saturday.
Published Mar. 10, 2015

In preparation for Saturday's Mayor's River O'Green celebration, a crew from the City of Tampa Water Department on Tuesday poured a dye into the Hillsborough River as a test.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn will host the fourth annual Mayor's River O'Green. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, the Hillsborough River will be dyed kelly green between the Cass Street and Kennedy bridges. The dye is potable water grade, non-toxic, and biodegradable; it's used primarily to trace leaks and in search-and-rescue efforts in large bodies of water.

For more information about the event including entertainment and activities, visit tampagov.net/riverogreen.