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Flow of water downstream from Parteen Weir to increase to 195 cumecs today

Notification from ESB – Wednesday 27th January: 11:15 am 

ESB advises that levels in Lough Derg have increased overnight and that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will increase to 195 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today Wednesday 27th January 2016. Since last weekend, the level of flow has been at 160 cumecs. 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.