More heavy rain is forecast for parts of the south, already on high alert after last week's torrential downpours.
The recent heavy rains, which claimed the life of a mother at Gloriavale, and caused many transport issues, saw the Rakaia River reach very high levels.
The deluge pushed many West Coast rivers to breaking point, and also lifted the Rakaia River to around three thousand six hundred cumecs.
The massive cubic meters per second flow-rate was measured at Fighting Hill, as a southerly storm lashed Canterbury, and brought snow to the foothills.
The Rakaia was roaring at the gorge bridges, and then fanned out across the vast riverbed system.
The heavy rain, coupled with some snow has eased, but the river is still high...