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Flow of water downstream from Parteen Weir to reduce to 335 cumecs today, 13 January

Notification from ESB - Wednesday 13th January 2016, 11:15am 

ESB advises that levels in Lough Derg continue to drop and that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will further reduce to 335 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today Wednesday 13th January 2016. This follows a reduction in flow to 370 cumecs yesterday afternoon. 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.