Flow of water from Inniscarra Dam towards Cork City has finally been reduced following stormy week

12 December 2015, Saturday
By Tom O’Sullivan

ESB has reduced the spill at Inniscarra Dam to 150 cumecs (cubic metres per second) as of today.


The heavy rain during Storm Desmond last weekend increased water inflows significantly into the Lee Dam reservoirs at Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid. On Monday, ESB increased its discharge from 150 to 180 cumecs from Inniscarra Dam to draw down reservoir levels.

Despite the reduced discharges, there may still be associated flooding of roads, land and property adjacent to the banks of the River Lee downstream of Inniscarra.

With further heavy rain this weekend, the ESB continue to closely monitor the situation and are in communication with the local authorities and response agencies in accordance with our normal operating procedures.

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