Tiverton flood defences to be repaired

Related Stories

A 650m (2,130ft) section of flood defences on the River Exe in Devon is being repaired, the Environment Agency says.

Cracks and some degradation were discovered in the defences at Tiverton during examinations carried out in 2012, the agency said.

The defences in Tiverton were established in 1967 following severe flooding in the area in 1960.

It is expected the work will be finished by the end of May.

The river, in east Devon, burst its banks in several locations during flooding at the end of last year.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Devon

Weather

Plymouth

17 °C 13 °C

Features

  • Baby being handed overFraught world

    The legal confusion over UK surrogate births


  • Bad resultsBlame game

    The best excuses to use when exam results don't make the grade


  • Police respond to a shooting in Santa MonicaTrigger decision

    What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?


  • Child injured by what activists say were two air strikes in the north-eastern Damascus suburb of Douma (3 August 2014)'No-one cares'

    Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack


  • Lady AlbaGoing Gaga Watch

    Social media's use ahead of the independence referendum


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.