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Flow of water downstream from Parteen Weir to reduce to 440 cumecs today 9th January

Saturday 9th  January 2016, 11:15am 

ESB advises that the levels in Lough Derg dropped in the past 24 hours and that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will reduce to 440 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today Saturday 9th January 2016.

Between New Year's Day 1 January 2016 up to this morning, the flow of water has been at 470 cumecs through Parteen Weir. The situation will be reviewed again tomorrow.

This level of water flow will continue 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.