Storm Angus in Exeter

Storm Angus arrived in Exeter Saturday night at around 9pm and had moved east by dawn. It did however rain very hard for around 6 hours and caused quite a lot of localised surface water flooding in the City.

What really amazed me was how quickly the rivers rose and how much water was in the Exe in Exeter by lunchtime.

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Here is the Exe looking back to the Millennium Bridge

exeter-flood-water-2The riverside footpath / cycle track completely submerged

exeter-flood-water-3The spillway near the Quay is in full flow filling up the washlands

exeter-flood-water-4Back across the Exe

exeter-flood-water-5The weir in full flow

exeter-flood-water-7The relief channel slipway flowing near St David’s Station

exeter-flood-water-6The swans on the Quay deciding the calm back channel was a much better play to be than in the river itself

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-16-17-41The water levels still rising at Exwick at 3.30pm on Sunday

 

img_5898And then to cap it all the Met Office issued an Amber warning of rain for today – this doesn’t bode well, the rain from Storm Angus was a Yellow warning and as the flow data above shows there is already a huge amount of water in the system

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And then I found this on Facebook ….. The amazing Tarr Steps partially washed away – the water that did this damage will eventually end up flowing through Exeter. See here for some photos I took of Tarr Steps in happier days in 2013.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Storm Angus in Exeter

  1. It shows how bad the flooding issue is and how fast the water reaches the towns and cities downstream. Look at places like Fernworthy reservoir on Dartmoor, at its lowest level since 1995 I believe, showing how little rain has fallen on Dartmoor. Yet the first proper rain of autumn and things start going pear shaped at points downstream. There’s a part to play all along the river to sort this

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