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Flow of water downstream from Parteen Weir to increase to 90 cumecs today

Notification from ESB - Wednesday 2 March 2016, 11:15 am 

ESB advises that, due to recent heavy rainfall in the catchment, the flow of water through Parteen Weir will increase to 90 cumecs (cubic metres per second) today, ​​Wednesday 2 March. The situation will be reviewed again tomorrow and any increases will be advised by press release and through the normal channels.

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.