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Works to reduce flooding risk on Shannon get under way

Dredging work is under way on a section of the River Shannon in an effort to reduce the risk of flooding this winter.

10.9.2019

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Dredging work is under way on a section of the River Shannon in an effort to reduce the risk of flooding this winter.

Material excavated from the Shannon is being loaded onto a barge before being brought ashore, where it will be dried out and spread on land in due course.

Minister Moran has rejected calls by landowners for a single agency approach to the management of the Shannon, saying this would further delay maintenance work.

Heavy rain during August has led to widespread summer flooding on the Shannon Callows, the land bordering the riverbank.

Read more: RTÉ News

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