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Notification from ESB: Flow of water downstream of Parteen Weir to reduce further today

Friday 18th December 2015, 11:00 am ESB advises that the level in Lough Derg has continued to fall and the flow of water through Parteen Weir will be reduced to 370 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today Friday 18th December.

It is expected to remain at this level of discharge for the next few days. This depends on the actual rainfall and the situation will be reviewed again tomorrow.

This level of water flow continues 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.