Swimming area shut down near Franklin Lock


LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shut down a popular swimming place on the Caloosahatchee River.

Scientists found an algae bloom upstream of Franklin Lock and dam near Fort Myers.

A test near the beach downstream tested negative for bacteria, but officials are shutting down the area as a precaution. That means no swimming or other water activities.

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