Elton Reservoir


From Date: 29/06/2015 10:00

To Date: 27/04/2016 10:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal

Starts at: Elton Reservoir

Ends at: Elton Reservoir


A suspected bloom of blue-green algae in the Reservoir has been reported.

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.