Flood work starts in Brigg

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FLOOD-PREVENTION work has begun to protect properties in Brigg near Gainsborough.

The Environment Agency started to remove silt from the Old River Ancholme, Brigg, on Friday 28th February.

Ian Russell from the Environment Agency, said: “Removing silt from the river will help to increase the volume of water it is able to carry and the speed at which the water can flow.”

“This in turn helps to reduce the risk of flooding, particularly during very wet weather when flows are at their highest.”

About 3,500 tonnes of silt will be removed from the river bed over three weeks at a cost of £60,000.

The silt will then be spread on nearby farmland.