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Notification from ESB: No change to flow of water downstream of Parteen Weir

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

Monday 14th December 2015, 11:10 am

ESB advises that the level in Lough Derg increased marginally in the last 24 hours and the flow of water through Parteen Weir will remain at 440 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today Monday 14th December.

The levels in Lough Derg and weather forecasts are monitored and regular assessments made of flows. The flow will remain at 440 cumecs today and will be reviewed again tomorrow.

This level of water flow is likely to continue to have associated flooding to 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.

Note that other areas between Parteen Weir and Limerick may also be vulnerable to flooding due to local issues. ESB is continuing to monitor the situation and is liaising with the relevant County Councils.

View infographic on the River Shannon system.