FORT WALTON BEACH — Health advisories were issued for several areas in Okaloosa County today after water samples tested positive for enteric bacteria.

Liza Jackson Park and Garniers Park in Fort Walton Beach, Henderson Park in Destin and Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville are the areas currently under health advisories until further notice, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The health advisory is based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenciy's recommended standards for enteric bacteria, or enterococci, according to a press release from the Florida Department of Health.

Enterococci normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections or rashes.

The water is considered a potential health risk to the bathing public, the release said.

 If you have questions, contact the DOH-Okaloosa at 850-833-9247 or 850-689-7859.

You can also visit and click the “Healthy Beaches” link to be taken to a list of Okaloosa County’s Healthy Beaches sites, sampling results and maps.