August 18, 2020 12.28 pm This story is over 39 months old

Dangerous algae now developed in Brayford Pool too

Warm weather helps it multiply quicker

Potentially dangerous blue green algae has now developed in River Witham and Brayford Pool in Lincoln too.

Cases of blue green algae were previously reported at Millennium Lakes in North Hykeham and Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln.

It has now been spotted across Brayford Pool from Tuesday morning.

It could be because of all the warm weather. Photo: The Lincolnite

North Kesteven District Council said that the algae spread in bloom proportions due to the continued warm weather and could be dangerous to people and pets if they were to go in the water.

There could be concern for the swans in the Brayford, as blue green algae can be toxic to animals.

Green algae has spread to the Brayford. Photo: The Lincolnite

It spreads from Brayford Pool itself, all the way down stream through the underpass at High Bridge.

The Lincolnite has approached City of Lincoln Council for a statement.