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

Sunday, 13th December 2015, 11:30am 

Rate of flow at Parteen Weir to increase to 440 cubic metres per second

ESB advises that the Shannon continues to rise and that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will increase to 440 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today Sunday 13th December.

The levels in Lough Derg are monitored and regular assessments made of flows. The flow will increase to 440 cumecs today and will be reviewed again tomorrow.

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, Montpelier, 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.