07/01/2016

River Shannon Water Levels Rise After Heavy Rain

Water levels on the River Shannon have risen two inches due to heavy rainfall, Clare County Council has announced.

The current water level on the Lower River Shannon at SpringField, Clonlara is now roughly four to five inches below the peak levels of November 2009, which was reached last weekend.

It is understood 8mm of rainfall during Wednesday evening and overnight contributed to the rise.

ESB has now confirmed its decision to maintain the water flow downstream from Parteen Weir at 470 cumecs.

Met Eireann has lifted its yellow alert wind warning, however a yellow marine warning is still in place.

More rain is expected this evening, with long spells of rain affecting Connacht, Munster, and south Leinster.

(LM)

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