Back to Press Releases 02 January 2016
ESB Notification: Flow from Pollaphuca Reservoir increased to 40 cumecs
ESB advises that, due to increased levels at Pollaphuca and ongoing heavy rainfall, it has been necessary to increase discharges of water from the reservoir into the River Liffey. Discharges are currently at approximately 40 cubic metres per second (cumecs). The additional discharges and natural inflows from any further rainfall into the middle Liffey will lead to an increased risk of flooding in all areas of the middle Liffey, in particular Kilcullen, Clane, Newbridge, Straffan and Celbridge.
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. Ends