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Parks Canada has plan to remove algal bloom on Rideau Canal

Residents have been tweeting about the look and smell of the waterway.
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Rideau Canal covered in algae, June 19, 2020. Photo/ Pierre Lachaîne

Ottawans will have to look at a green Rideau Canal for another couple of days, according to Parks Canada.

In response to a number of tweets from residents with pictures of the canal covered in algae and complaining about its smell, Parks Canada says on Friday that it has a plan.

Crews are expected to bring a weed harvester to a section of the waterway, between the Corkstown bridge and downtown, on Monday.

Weeds will be removed, plus, Parks Canada says it will also increase the flow of water through Ottawa "to facilitate clean up and impede further growth."


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