Back to Press Releases 01 January 2016
Notification from ESB - Flow of water downstream from Parteen Weir to increase to 470 cumecs today.
ESB advises that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will increase to 470 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today Friday 1st January 2016 (New Years Day). The situation will be reviewed again tomorrow.
The levels in Lough Derg may reach 2009 levels in the coming days and, as a result, the flow through Parteen Weir may increase to those levels (up to 500 cumecs).
This level of water flow will have increased 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.