Four parks issued advisories for hazardous water

Water quality
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Published: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 06:30 PM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — Four Okaloosa County parks may have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated this week.

Poquito Park, Shalimar; Gulf Islands National Seashore, Okaloosa Island; Lincoln Park, Valparaiso; and Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville failed tests based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards.

Enteric bacteria’s presence indicates fecal pollution from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife or human sewage.

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