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

Tuesday 15th December 2015, 11:30am ESB advises that the level in Lough Derg has remained constant in the last 24 hours and the flow of water through Parteen Weir will remain at 440 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today Tuesday 15th December.

Although the weather forecast is mixed , ESB expects that the current level of 440 cumecs can be maintained and expect that no further increases in flow will be required over the next couple of days. This will depend on the actual rainfall and the situation 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.