Water and the Environment
Limerick City and County Council is responsible for the promotion of water safety and the prevention of the loss of life by drowning within the boundary of Limerick and on the rivers and navigation channels.
StreamScapes Loobagh is Limerick City and County Council's pilot environmental education initiative. It focuses on the aquatic and biodiversity resources of the River Loobagh catchment in south County Limerick.
The national Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) screening exercise of 300 communities at risk of flooding in Ireland was carried out by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and was issued in 2011.
King’s Island lies in the heart of Limerick City and is surrounded by the waters of the River Shannon and the Abbey River. Both rivers are tidal at this location and the island is susceptible to both coastal and fluvial flood risk.