River Deel

  • A Level 3 alert for flooding has been issued for Crossmolina due to heavy rainfall and high water levels in the River Deel and a Level 2 alert has been issued for the rest of County Mayo.

    The alerts are in place from today until tomorrow.

    Mayo County Council urge the public to remain vigilant during the duration of the warning and it is important that people within the affected areas are prepared appropriately for the anticipated rainfall totals with 30 – 50 mm expected.

    There is a possibility that weather warnings can be extended or deteriorated conditions last longer than anticipated.

    Once the weather warning has passed, people are asked remain vigilant and exercise caution as the effects of the weather can last longer.

    Mayo County Council will provide updated information on their social media channels where appropriate.

  • The OPW hope to start construction in mid-2019 on the bypass channel of the River Deel in Crossmolina.

    That's according to Mayo FG Senator Michelle Mulherin, who raised the issue at a meeting of the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee this week.

    Senator Mulherin urged the OPW to begin construction on the bypass channel as soon as possible, saying people in Crossmolina are very anxious and frustrated, and live in fear of further flooding.

    Previously, the OPW had indicated that it would commence the works late next year, but Senator Mulherin said this is not acceptable, and has now welcomed the earlier construction date of mid-2019.