FORT WALTON BEACH — Two Okaloosa County parks may have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated this week.
Advisories have been issued for Lincoln Park of Valparaiso and Rocky Bayou State Park of Niceville. These areas present potential health risks to the bathing public.
The department tests weekly for enterococci, which indicates fecal pollution and comes from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage. Ratings are based on EPA standards.