Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: September 16, 2020

Est. end if know: November 1, 2020

Stoppages & Restrictions

Barrowford Reservoir

ADVICE (3.30pm Wednesday 16 September 2020 until further notice)

WARNING – Blue Green Algae




at: Barrowford Reservoir

A suspected bloom of blue-green algae has been found in this water.

Swallowing the water or algal scum can cause stomach upsets or more serious health effects.

Contact with the water or with algal scum can cause skin or eye problems.

It is a sensible precaution for you, your children and your animals to avoid contact with the scum and the water close to it.

Please note the location of the suspected algal bloom may change as a result of wind and water movement.