The River Lemon
The River Lemon has been known to cause floods to Newton Abbot.
* 19th Dec1853
* Nov 14th 1894 -
* Aug 6th 1938 - During this year the summer had been very dry and as a result the river was low. However as a result huge thunder storms known as the 'worst storm' in living memory caused flooding which damaged the town centre. After this flood it was decided to build a culvert in order to allow the water from the river to pass under Newton Abbot.
* Dec 27th 1979 - This flood caused millions of pounds worth of damage to Newton Abbot. It was caused by too much water in the Channel & Estuary which allowed the culvert to overflow.