Highest ever water levels recorded at Devon dam during Storm Dennis

For the second time in the 38 years since it opened, an incident of ‘overtopping’ at the dam occurred.

Water levels at the Holbeam Dam that protects Newton Abbot during Storm Dennis were at their highest since its construction in 1982.

And only for the second time in the 38 years since it opened, an incident of ‘overtopping’ at the dam occurred.

Storm Dennis battered Devon last week and saw roads across the county flooded, a series of landslips occur, and has forced...
source: Devon Live

2020-02-21 19:08
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