A local IFA representative is calling for a management and maintenance scheme to be put in place to keep water levels low on the Shannon Callows.
Pat Murphy says farmers are fearful their land will flood following heavy rainfall over the bank holiday weekend.
He claims a significant amount of hay and silage has been harvested and the aftergrass is now growing which is vital in the Callows.
The Galway based farm representative would like to see a single organisation with the IFA as a stakeholder to be responsible for the management of the gates along the river.
Pat is now calling on Minister O'Donovan and the OPW to act now to prevent flooding and clean up the river to avoid congestion.