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Winter scene of Burrator Reservoir with Sheeps Tor in the background

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Burrator Reservoir, with Drake's Leat in the foreground

The drop in water level at Fernworthy Reservoir during the 1975 drought

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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102698
1975
Updated on January 21, 2019