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High Water Levels in All Areas of Shannon-Erne Waterway

9th August 2021
File image of Lock 15 on the Shannon Erne Waterway at Tirmactiernan
File image of Lock 15 on the Shannon Erne Waterway at Tirmactiernan, where the strong current could affect low-powered vessels Credit: John M/Geograph

Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that high water levels exist in all areas of the Shannon-Erne Waterway.

The lower jetties at Locks 2, 3, 5 and 7 are currently submerged. In addition, the current across the navigation at Lock 15 is strong and could affect low-powered vessels.

Air draft under bridges has been reduced as a result of the high-water levels. As a result, masters of high vessels are advised to navigate with additional caution in the vicinity of bridges on the inland waterway.

Masters should consult with the relevant water patrollers prior to undertaking a passage on the Shannon-Erne Waterway today and tomorrow, Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August.

Published in Inland Waterways
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