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Flow of water downstream from Parteen Weir to remain at 195 cumecs today, Friday 22nd January

Notification from ESB - Friday 22 January 2016, 11:30 am 

ESB advises that levels in Lough Derg have continued to fall overnight and that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will remain at 195 (cubic metres per second) today Friday 22nd January 2016. The situation will be reviewed again tomorrow.

Any increases in the flow of water through the Weir – which will depend on actual rainfall in the Shannon catchment in the coming days - will be advised through the normal channels and by press release.

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.