Deerpoint drawdown comes to a close

The drawdown came to a close Saturday. (WJHG/WECP)

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay County’s utility department closed the drawdown gates at Deer Point Dam Saturday.

The county says it typically takes five days for water levels to stabilize back out.

However, there were only two days of below-freezing temperatures and over 16 inches of rainfall since the drawdown began in mid-November.

County officials tell us cold and dry weather are actually the best conditions to effectively manage vegetation.

The county says the drawdown was a success for residents living in the area as they were able to clean debris and trees from shorelines and waterways which was necessary for them to repair their docks and seawalls.

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