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Storm Frank to increase Parteen Weir flow

The flow of water through Parteen Weir is likely to increase in the coming days, given the high levels of rainfall forecast in the Shannon catchment, as a result of Storm Frank, the ESB has confirmed. The flow is set to increase to 440 cubic metres per second later today (Tuesday). The levels in Lough Derg are likely to increase to 2009 levels in the coming days and, as a result, the flow through Parteen Weir may increase up to 2009 levels (up to 500 cubic metres). This level of water flow will have increased 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. The ESB is continuing to monitor the situation and is liaising with the relevant local authorities. …

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Marginal drop in Lough Derg water levels

The ESB has advised that, despite overnight rain, the level in Lough Derg dropped marginally in last 24 hours and the flow of water through Parteen Weir will remain at 405 cubic metres per second today (Thursday). It is expected to remain at this level of discharge for the next few days. This depends on the actual rainfall and the situation will be reviewed again tomorrow. This level of water flow continues 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. 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 local authorities.

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Lough Derg level dropping slightly

THE ESB has confirmed that the water level in Lough Derg dropped slightly in last 24 hours and the flow through Parteen Weir will reduce from 440 to 405 cubic metres per second later today (Wednesday). It is expected to remain at this level of discharge for the next few days. This depends on the actual rainfall and the situation will be reviewed again tomorrow (Thursday). This level of water flow continues 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.

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Water level constant in Lough Derg

The ESB has advised that the level in Lough Derg has remained constant in the last 24 hours and the flow of water through Parteen Weir will remain at 440 cubic metres per second today (Tuesday). Although the weather forecast is mixed , ESB expects that the current level of 440 cumecs can be maintained and expect that no further increases in flow will be required over the next couple of days. This will depend on the actual rainfall and the situation will be reviewed again tomorrow. This level of water flow is likely to 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. 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 local authorities. …

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Water flow at Parteen Weir unchanged

The ESB has confirmed that  the flow of water down the River Shannon through Parteen Weir will remain at 375 cubic metres per second today (Thursday). The levels in Lough Derg are monitored on a daily basis and ESB will advise if that flow is likely to increase. With further rain expected, the level of water flowing down the Shannon may increase over the next number of days. This level of water flow is likely to lead to associated flooding of roads, land and property in the vicinity of the Shannon downstream of Parteen Weir, including the areas of Springfield, Montpellier, Castleconnell, Mountshannon (Annacotty) and the University of Limerick. ESB is continuing to monitor the situation and is liaising with the relevant county councils.

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Army helps in flood defence efforts

The Army is this morning (Wednesday) helping in the flood defence efforts in the Springfield area of Clonlara. This follows a dramatic rise in water levels  on Tuesday evening in the Lower River Shannon south of Parteen Weir, resulting in the encroachment of floodwaters on a small number of properties in Springfield. A number of roads are now impassable in the area including the main road from Mount Catherine (De Courcy) Bridge to Cottage Cross. Several properties have been isolated as a result and the affected homeowners will be assisted with access to and from their properties by Clare Fire and Rescue Service and Clare Civil Defence. Clare County Council will be liaising with the ESB, An Garda Síochána and local property owners throughout today. The council anticipates that water levels will rise further during the day and is monitoring and evaluating the situation on an ongoing basis.

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Water flow increased at Parteen Weir

The ESB has had to steadily increase  the flow of water down the old River Shannon at Parteen Weir, it was confirmed this morning (Tuesday). This is due to the fact that flood waters along the River Shannon are continuing to rise, having reached Parteen. The flows down the old Shannon River downstream of Parteen Weir have been increased to 375 cumecs (metres cubed per second) this morning, from a rate of 315 cumecs yesterday. As the water in Lough Derg continues to rise, an increase in the level of water flowing down the old River Shannon will be required over the next number of days. This increased volume of water is likely to lead to associated flooding of roads, land and  property in the vicinity of the old River Shannon downstream of Parteen Weir including the areas of Springfield, Montpellier, Castleconnell, Mountshannon (Annacotty) and the University of Limerick. ESB is continuing to monitor and manage the situation and is liaising with …

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ESB to release water at Parteen Weir

Limerick City and County Council has been informed by the ESB of plans for further significant releases of water from Parteen Weir. The volume of water planned for release is at a level which is likely to cause flooding of roads and could also potentially affect property in flood-prone locations, according to the council. The areas most at risk of experiencing flooding are Montpelier, Castleconnell and the Mountshannon Road, Lisnagry. The local authority is liaising with householders in these areas that were affected by the 2009 flood and is putting additional measures in place to help alleviate the effects of flooding. At this time, there is no expectation of flooding in Limerick City but the council is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis. The council is advising property owners in flood-prone locations, and motorists, to exercise vigilance over the coming days. The Council is also calling on property owners and landowners to ensure that drains and gullies on their property …

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