Waterways Ireland: Shannon Maintenance Programme

In 2019 annual report the CEO notes that the work on the formulation of a strategic maintenance programme along the Shannon in partnership with OPW is well-advanced

Pre AIE: request copy of Waterways Ireland Shannon maintenance programme and all related environmental reports

Waterways Ireland has continued to take an active and supportive role in the Shannon Flood Risk State Agencies Co-ordination Group, by undertaking a series of targeted measures on behalf and in partnership with the Office of Public Works and ESB. The pilot trial to lower the water level in Lough Allen was progressed throughout 2019 for the third year, with tree cutting, silt and reed bed removal at other key locations. A longer-term strategic maintenance programme for the Shannon in partnership with the Office of Public Works is nearing completion.

Sample pumping locations: systems at Longwood, Abbeyshrule, the Downs and Thomastown

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