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Cork on alert as ESB set to release flood waters from dam

Enda Kenny says emergency funding could be made available

7th December, 2015
ESB has said it is "closely monitoring the situation" Pic courtesy of

Cork may face even more flooding as the ESB releases 180 tonnes of water per second from its hydroelectic dam on the River Lee at Inniscara.

The heavy rain over the weekend has increased water inflows significantly into the Lee Dam reservoirs at Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid, the ESB said.

The increased flood of water comes as towns and villages across the south, west, and north west have been left counting the cost of massive flood damage...

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