Flood Precautions – 20/02/2020

Marine Notice 16 of 2020

 SHANNON NAVIGATION, ERNE SYSTEM, RIVER BARROW, RIVER BANN

 Precautions during flood conditions

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels and water users that the Shannon, Erne, Barrow and Bann rivers are at Winter Flood levels.

Masters of vessels and water users should proceed with additional caution and bear the following in mind when on the water during flood conditions:-

  • Air draft is reduced under all bridges and power lines
  • Water velocity is significantly increased
  • Access to jetties can be difficult as gangways and pontoons are elevated
  • Navigation markers, pontoons, jetties may be submerged

Waterways Ireland thanks all vessel owners and operators for their co-operation in relation to this matter. 

P Harkin

Inspector of Navigation

20 February 2020

087-9852324