Water levels to peak on Sunday

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Flooding near Montpellier, Co Limerick. Pic: Press 22
Flooding near Montpellier, Co Limerick.
Pic: Press 22

THE OPW has announced that water levels on the Lower River Shannon are expected to peak during Sunday night into Monday morning.

A small rise in water levels was recorded in the Springfield area of Clonlara and in Montpelier, Castleconnell and the Mountshannon Road in Lisnagry areas overnight.

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Council staff from Limerick and Clare local authorities, assisted by the Defence Forces, Civil Defence and Fire Service, are continuing to implement flood defence measures and to coordinate with local property owners on both sides of the river.

The councils are expecting to receive an update later today from the ESB regarding future discharge levels at Parteen Weir.

Meanwhile, Clare County Council and Limerick City and County Council have confirmed that the public water supply in southeast Clare and in County Limerick is unaffected by the flooding.