SX8475 : Recent erosion, east bank of the River Teign

taken 8 years ago, near to Preston, Devon, Great Britain

Recent erosion, east bank of the River Teign
Recent erosion, east bank of the River Teign
Looking upstream. The Southacre clay quarry is to the right. A change in the character of the boundary can be seen. The present quarry has been formed by amalgamating three separate pits. I understand that the northern site is being backfilled with waste, indicated by the high treeless bund in the background. Clay is quarried from the central area. The bund is lower and set back from the river, the space between being colonised by scrubby wet woodland, right.
The River Teign
From the Bovey Basin Strategy, 5.26: Devon County Council, 2001 (with some extra punctuation).
"The study area [the Bovey Basin] forms part of the relatively wide flat river basin of the Teign, which contrasts sharply with the Teign's steeply-graded upper catchments on Dartmoor. The contrasting sediment-carrying characteristics of the two reaches of the catchment, and flash-flooding associated with steeply-graded poorly-vegetated catchments create dynamic geomorphological conditions. Evidence of scour, lateral shifting and sedimentation are apparent on the majority of upper river reaches in the study area."
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Monday, 4 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010
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River bank   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 849 757 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:34.1804N 3:37.6006W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 849 757
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