New Contamination Warning for Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA - It's the second warning to stay out of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers this year, and the warning has been caused by sewage - again - from Valdosta, Georgia.
Representatives from the Florida Department of Health say that they located a sewer leak in Georgia which has spilled into the Withlacoochee River, which connects to the Suwannee.
The sewage had been leaking for 40 hours, and in that time managed to spill 1.3 million gallons of sewage.
The Florida Department of Health says residents - especially children and the elderly - should avoid contact with the rivers until further notice.
You should wash your hands well if you do come in contact with the water.
The warning includes the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, and Suwannee.
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