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ESB Notification: Flow from Inniscarra Dam to increase to 165 cumecs

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 3pm

ESB advises that flows from Inniscarra Dam will increase to 165 cumecs (cubic metres per second) as of today Wednesday 16 December.

There was heavy rain overnight and inflows into the Lee Dam reservoirs at Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid have increased.

This level of flow from Inniscarra Dam may need to be increased tomorrow Thursday depending on the amount of actual overnight rainfall in the catchment area.

Note: Following Storm Desmond on Monday 6th December ESB increased its flow from 150 to 180 cumecs from Inniscarra Dam. This was reduced to 150 cumecs on Saturday 12th December.

This level of flow will have an increase of associated flooding of roads, land and property adjacent to the banks of the River Lee downstream of Inniscarra.

We continue to closely monitor the situation and are in communication with the local authorities and response agencies in accordance with our normal operating procedures.