Floodwaters rise further in southeast Clare

Floodwaters rise further in southeast Clare

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The scene at Springfield Clonlara. Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
The scene at Springfield Clonlara. Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Clare County Council says that water levels on the Lower River Shannon at Springfield, Clonlara, increased by 5-10cm (50-100mm) during Tuesday and overnight, and are now just under 20cm (200mm) lower than they were at their peak on December 13th.

The Council says that the Mulkear River in County Limerick, which enters the River Shannon south of Annacotty, is currently in flood and is contributing to increased water levels at Springfield.

Council staff are being assisted by the Defence Forces at Springfield, Clonlara, in its ongoing pumping operations and transportation of residents to and from approximately 12 homes isolated by floodwaters.

Meanwhile, the Council has received confirmation from the ESB of its decision to maintain the spill rate at Parteen Weir at 440 cubic metres per second (cumecs) during today (Wednesday).

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