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Water Abstraction Will Affect Entire Shannon Navigation – IWAI

24th February 2017
The IWAI has expressed grave concern over the impact that water abstraction will have, not just on Lough Derg, but on the entire Shannon Navigation The IWAI has expressed grave concern over the impact that water abstraction will have, not just on Lough Derg, but on the entire Shannon Navigation Photo: Afloat.ie

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has responded to Irish Water’s third Public Consultation on the Preferred Option to abstract water from Parteen Basin to service the East and Midlands region.

In its submission IWAI has again expressed grave concerns over the impact that this abstraction will have, not just on Lough Derg, but on the entire Shannon Navigation.

In an effort to mitigate this risk, IWAI puts forward the view that water levels should be monitored and controlled by a single authority, that weirs on the River Shannon should be automated and that flow levels at weirs should be collated and presented by way of a public web portal.

The full IWAI submission, compiled by Association Past Presidents Gregory Whelan and Carmel Meegan, is attached below. 

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