Generally, the River is quite shallow, but it can be prone to flooding. In the Lynmouth Flood, the River Bray was affected by the unseasonably high rainfall, and burst its banks, killing a group of schoolboy campers at Filleigh.
Several villages, such as Brayford, have had their name given from the River Bray.
- Ordnance Survey of Great Britain
- River Bray at Newtown Bridge, Brayford - the River Levels website