Westmeath County Council is continuing to actively monitor water levels on the Shannon with regard to the current spell of unsettled weather and the forecast period of rainfall.
Water levels on the Shannon in Athlone are currently at 39.00m OD Poolbeg. As expected at these river levels, there is water on the minor roads in the lower parts of the town.
Water levels remain at approximately 0.8m below the highest level recorded in Winter of 2015/16.
Westmeath County Council staff are on the ground carrying out protective works and will continue to deploy defense measures as required in the expectation that water levels will continue to increase in the coming days.
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 22/02/2020