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Notification from ESB: Flow of water downstream from Parteen Weir to increase

ESB advises that, due to high levels of rainfall over the past number of days in the Shannon catchment area, the water level in Lough Derg has risen. Consequently, the flow of water through Parteen Weir has been increased to 370 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today St Stephen's Day, Saturday 26th December.

The situation will be reviewed again tomorrow.

This level of water flow may 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.

Note: Following Storm Desmond, between Sunday 13 December and Wednesday 16 December, flow of water through Parteen Weir down the old River Shannon was at 440 cumecs.

View infographic on the River Shannon system.