These photos show the amount of water in the vicinity of the hatchery due to a major flood event in the Rangitata river over the weekend of 7th December. The flow down the south branch meant that we could not get to the hatchery for several days. Damage was limited to scouring around hatchery and the loss of several young fish from the shed tanks and some adults from the fish race. Mud was everywhere and there is a large amount of work to be done to get it back to what it was. We consider we got off pretty lightly.