With the court decision this week to shut down work to install an overflow pipe at Lough Funshinagh in south Roscommon, MaryClaire Grealy went to Ballagh to meet residents.
She spoke to farmers and residents Tom Kearney and Leo Kenny about the rollercoaster of emotions over the last number of weeks.
Tom's daughter Sheila spoke of her devastation.
Mary Beattie says she doesn't know what in store this winter.
Councillor Laurence Fallon, who lives and farms in Ballagh, says time is against everyone.