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Watson Bayou Advisory Rescinded

September 13, 2019

Panama City, Fla. – A swimming advisory is rescinded for Watson Bayou in Panama City. The advisory was issued following a September 3 raw sewage spill of approximately 1,800 gallonsin waterways feeding into the bayou.  


The Florida Department of Health in Bay County, DOH-Bay, is rescinding the advisory in coordination with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.


DOH-Bay advises persons with open cuts or wounds to avoid entering bodies of water to prevent infection.


For more information, contact the DOH-Bay’s Environmental Health team at 850-481-4806 or visit


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