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Aerial view of Burrator Reservoir in the 1959 drought.

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Burrator Reservoir, with Sheeps Tor in background

Exposed tree roots on the reservoir bed at Fernworthy Reservoir during the drought of 1959

Fernworthy Reservoir was built to supply additional water to Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot and Torquay. It was made by damming the upper valley of the South Teign. The dam was built in 1936 and the reservoir was opened in June 1942.
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102694
1959
Updated on January 21, 2019