Bacteria Advisory Warnings in Okaloosa County

Rocky Bayou State Park and Liza Jackson Park in Okaloosa County are currently under advisory warning per the Florida Department of Health's Healthy Beaches Program. 

This program is a water quality testing program run by Florida's Department of Health. The areas listed are tested every couple of weeks for the bacterias Enterococcus and Fecal Coliform. Both of these are enteric bacteria that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals. If they are present in high concentrations in recreational waters and are ingested while swimming or enter the skin through a cut or sore, they may cause human disease, infections or rashes. 

When areas are under advisory warning please do not enter until the advisory has been lifted and the levels are clear. 


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