Cllr Seadhna Logan proposed that the Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District members are provided with a report regarding the water level management of Lough Rinn and the river feeding into it, as well as any relevant information regarding flood risk and flood risk assessment of the entire area.
Speaking at the October meeting of the Municipal District in Aras an Chontae, Cllr Logan said, “A number of residents and owners of agricultural holdings have raised concerns about high water levels in recent times and are very concerned at the high levels of water given the low levels of rainfall.”
Cllr Logan was told in reply the water level of Lough Rinn fluctuates significantly over the seasons and a regulating weir is located downstream of Tooman bridge to control the water levels in the lake.
The Council will be monitoring the situation in the coming months and has already met with landowners to explain the position and alleviate any concerns raised. It would be happy to meet with any remaining concerned landowners on an individual basis is necessary.
Cllr Logan said he was “not scaremongering in any way but a number of farmers were worried about the levels but it has been resolved and I am very satisfied about that.”
Councillors expressed their pride at the opening of the new rowing facility there. Cllr Enda Stenson said it was “absolutely huge” for Mohill and stated “ we have a gem in Mohill that we never thought possible.”
Cathaoirleach, Cllr Sean McGowan said it was a really positive day for Mohill and the whole of south Leitrim. “It’s really a shot in the arm for Mohill and the area,” he said.