HC Deb 25 June 1888 vol 327 cc1116-7

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Who has the power to raise the Lough Corrib sluices in time of flood; and, is care taken that the interests of tenants on the banks of Lough Corrib should be considered before those of the lessee of the salmon fishery?


The sluices are under the control of Professor Townsend, Engineer of the Drainage and Navigation Board, under the award of the Commissioners of Public Works, dated September 25, 1859. The engineer may not allow the minimum lowest level to fall below 29.2 feet above the datum line at the Ordnance summer level, or to rise above the maximum level of 31.2 feet above the datum line at the winter level. The engineer has always endeavoured, as far as he possibly can, to consult the interests of the tenants.