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SX9291 : Weir for flood relief channel, Exeter

taken 10 years ago, near to Exeter, Devon, England

Weir for flood relief channel, Exeter
Weir for flood relief channel, Exeter
Water flows over this concrete weir at times of flood. Normally it is dry and a perch for birds SX9291 : Weir between River Exe & flood relief channel. On the further bank of the River Exe is the Port Royal Inn, the wooded grounds of Larkbeare House with the cathedral behind, and the elegant architecture of Colleton Crescent
River Exe

The River Exe rises on Exmoor and flows south to Exeter and The English Channel. Its estuary is a good example of a Ria (flooded river valley). It is tidal to Countess Wear, just south of Exeter SX9390 : Countess Weir, River Exe. More information LinkExternal link

Exe Flood Relief Channel

Work started in 1965 on the construction of the Flood relief channel, it was completed in the 1970's, at a cost of 8 million. The channel is designed to take excess water out of the River Exe.


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David Smith   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 15 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 20 February, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9233 9163 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.8578N 3:31.5860W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9232 9156
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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