Despite widespread flooding nationally last week there was never any real danger of the Ancholme breaking its banks.
The Environment Agency gives a typical river level range for the Ancholme in Brigg between 0.48m and 2.38m.
In the autumn floods of 2012, the river level reached 2.51 metres. However, despite flooding of the Humber Bank near South Ferriby in December, which caused considerable damage to some homes due to high tide and storm surge, there has been no danger on the Ancholme where the river level reading has been well within limits. Slightly higher levels were reached, but at 1.22 metres, the river level in Brigg was well within the typical river level range.