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Warning Over Low Water Levels On Shannon Navigation At Meelick Weir & Victoria Lock

15th July 2020
Victoria Lock at Meelick is the first lock upstream of Lough Derg Victoria Lock at Meelick is the first lock upstream of Lough Derg Photo: Google Maps

Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that low water levels exist on the upstream approaches to Meelick Weir and Victoria Lock, north of Portumna on the Shannon Navigation.

Water levels are currently up to 45cm below summer levels as weir boards are out at Meelick Weir, which creates a draw-down of water levels in the area.

Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are advised to navigate with additional caution and to remain within the navigation at all times.

Published in Inland Waterways
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