FORT WALTON BEACH — The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County has announced water quality test results for local parks.
FORT WALTON BEACH — No Okaloosa County parks have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated April 25.
Only one park, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Okaloosa Island, received a moderate (instead of good) rating. The test are based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards. Enteric bacteria's presence indicates fecal pollution from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife or human sewage.