Flow from Inniscarra Dam to increase to 180 cumecs

17 December 2015, 4.10pm
By Bryan Smyth


The ESB advises that flows from Inniscarra Dam will increase to 180 cumecs (cubic metres per second) this evening Thursday 17 December, from 165 cumecs. There was rain overnight and inflows into the Lee Dam reservoirs at Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid have increased.

This was the level of flow from the dam (180 cumecs) between 6 and 12 December following Storm Desmond. It will have an increase of associated flooding to roads, land and property adjacent to the banks of the River Lee downstream of Inniscarra.

The ESB will 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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