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Notification from ESB: Increase in flow of water downstream of Parteen Weir

Rate of flow at Parteen to increase to 405 cubic metres per second

ESB advises that the Shannon continues to rise and that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will increase to 405 (cubic metres per second) today Saturday 12 December.

The levels in Lough Derg are monitored and regular assessments made of flows. The flow will increase to 405 cumecs today and is likely to increase further later today or tomorrow Sunday. With further rain expected, the level of water flowing down the Shannon may increase further in the following days.

This level of water flow is likely to lead to increased flooding of roads, land and property in the vicinity of the Shannon downstream of Parteen Weir including the areas of Springfield, Montpellier, Castleconnell, Mountshannon (Annacotty) and the University of Limerick.

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

View infographic on the River Shannon system.