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Notification from ESB: Further Increased level of Water Discharge downstream of Parteen Weir

Tuesday, 8th December 2015, 11 am

ESB has had to steadily increase the flow of water down the old River Shannon at Parteen Weir as the flood waters along the River Shannon continue to rise, having reached Parteen.

The flows down the old Shannon River downstream of Parteen Weir have been increased to 375 cumecs (metres cubed per second) this morning, from a rate of 315 cumecs yesterday. As the water in Lough Derg continues to rise, an increase in the level of water flowing down the old River Shannon will be required over the next number of days.

This increased volume of water is likely to lead to associated flooding of roads, land and property in the vicinity of the old River Shannon downstream of Parteen Weir including the areas of Springfield, Montpellier, Castle Connell, Mountshannon (Annacotty) and the University of Limerick.

ESB is continuing to monitor and manage the situation and is liaising with the relevant County Councils.


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