The water level in Mopti has now just about reached its peak with a level of 612 cm on 16 October. Last week, the level rose a few more cm but hardly at all in the last few days. If the water were to increase again, it will most likely be only a few cm. Hence, the inundation in the Inner Niger Delta is modest this year, and significantly lower than the five years before.
Water levels are likely to drop in Mopti in the short term, while in Akka the peak of the flood is expected around mid-November and in Diré in the last dekade of November. Based on the current prediction, the south-western part of the Inner Niger Delta may become available for grazing cattle in the last week of November.