Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal

Start date: August 4, 2021

Est. end if know: October 4, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Elton Reservoir

ADVICE (2pm Wednesday 4 August 2021 until further notice)

WARNING – Blue Green Algae


at: Elton 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.