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A brown and red Lancaster Canal is attracting attention in Preston

Posted on - 6th April, 2019 - 8:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Lea, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
A very brown canal at the Ribble Link Pic: Andy Tibor Gerencser
A very brown canal at the Ribble Link Pic: Andy Tibor Gerencser

A stretch of Preston’s canal near Haslam Park continues to look as though its become a giant sandpit.

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The muddy brown colour is from algae within the water.

Canal River Trust experts say it is just part of the life cycle of the canal and does not run a risk to wildlife.

Andy Gerencser was out for a walk during the sunny Saturday afternoon and snapped the Ribble Link looking an ‘Athletics track browny red’.

A water fern is causing the colour Pic: Andy Tibor Gerencser
A water fern is causing the colour Pic: Andy Tibor Gerencser

The Lancaster Canal is expected to remain this colour until May.

Read more: Luxury homes being built next to the canal at Lea

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