This message is recorded at midday Wednesday 4th December 2019.
The rain eased slightly overnight and the Waimakariri River flow at the gorge is 560cumecs.
A warning is in place for more heavy rain in the main divide until 9pm tonight and then more heavy rain likely on Friday and into the weekend.
The Waimakariri River is expected to rise again and remain very high for some time.
We will attempt to keep essential Stock Water flowing but this could be subject to further closures.
We will keep you updated as this ongoing weather event unfolds.