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Actueel weer
Zondag 30 september
33°
Zonnig
Weersvoorspelling
Do 1 okt 33°regenachtig
Za 2 okt 33°regenachtig
Zo 3 okt 33°regenachtig
Actuele waterstand
Zondag 30 september
657cm
Hoog
WeersvoorspellingPeak flow level (cm)
Minimum 660
Mean 663
Maximum 666
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observatoire

Recent news

Recent observatoire news

Bulletin02 09 August 2018

The water level in Mopti showed a significant increase the last week. Based on the information available on 8 August, OPIDIN predicts that there will be an above average flood in 2018, comparable to 2016 and higher than last year and 2014-2015. The prediction of the flood level is still uncertain and depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger basin during the coming weeks.

Bulletin 1 | 3 August 2018

Based on the information available on 3 August, OPIDIN predicts that there will be an average flood in 2018, not very low and not very high. The prediction of the flood level is still uncertain. Much can still change depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger basin during the coming weeks.

New OPIDIN website!

The website OPIDIN for the forecast of the maximum flood peak and the inundations in the Inner Niger Delta is renewed and operational since August 1th. The content of the website is similar to the former OPIDIN site, with a flood forecast and a flood viewer.

Bulletin 20 September 2017

Based on the information available on 20 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2017 will be lower as the past two years (2015 and 2016). With the current available information it is forecasted that the flood will have a moderate level (582 cm at Mopti scale). This prediction of the flood level has already a high reliability, but is still depending on additional rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin over the next weeks.

Bulletin 13 September 2017

Based on the information available on 13 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2017 will not be as high as in 2016. With the current available information it is forecasted that the flood will have a moderate level, lower than in 2015 and 2016. The prediction of the flood level is still uncertain, depending on additional rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin over the next weeks.

Bulletin 6 September 2017

Based on the information available on 6 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2017 will not be as high as in 2016. With the current available information it is forecasted that the flood will reach a relative good level, a bit higher than the four preceding years (2012-2015). However, the prediction of the flood level is still uncertain, because we still have to wait for rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin over the next two weeks.

Bulletin 31 August 2017

Based on the information available on 31 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2017 will not be as high as in 2016. With the current available information it is forecasted that the flood will reach a modest level: a bit lower than in 2015. However, the prediction of the flood level is still uncertain, depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin over the next weeks.

Bulletin 24 august 2017

Based on the information available on 24 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2017 will not be as high as in 2016. With the current available information it is forecasted that the flood will reach a relative good level, a bit higher than the four preceding years (2012-2015). However, the prediction of the flood level is still uncertain, because we still have to wait for rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin over the next two weeks.

Bulletin 16 August 2017

Based on the information available on 16 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2017 will not be as high as in 2016. With the current available information it is forecasted that the flood will reach a relative good level, a bit higher than the four years before 2016. However, the prediction of the flood level is still uncertain, because we still have to wait for rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin over the next two weeks.

Bulletin 10 August 2017

Based on the information available on 10 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2017 will not be as high as in 2016. With the current available information it is forecasted that the flood will reach a level being comparable with last years (2015, 2013, 2012). However, the prediction of the flood level is still uncertain. Much can still change depending on the rainfall in the upper Niger basin during the coming weeks.

Bulletin 3rd of August 2017

Based on the information available on 3 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2017 will not be as high as in 2016 and the three years before, but above average. This may be due to the modest rainfall (just above average) recorded during the first few months of the rainy season. However, the prediction of the flood level is still uncertain. Much can still change depending on the rainfall in the upper Niger basin during the coming weeks.

Bulletin 24 October 2016

This is the last OPIDIN bulletin of 2016. The flood at Mopti has reached its highest level (657 cm) on 19 October and has started to decline, but further downstream the water still goes up. OPIDIN predicts that the flood will reach its peak between 22 and 26 November in Akka and between 3 and 11 December in Diré. The last dozens of years, cows were allowed to cross the river at Diafarabé during the course of November. That will not be possible this year, since in November the floodplains will still be covered by water. In 2016, the floodplains will become available for grazing in the first half of December.

Bulletin 19 October 2016

Based on the information available on19 October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be extremely high this year. It will become one of the highest floodsin the last 50 years, about as high as 1994 and 1999. The peak of the flood will be 2 m higher, and the area being maximally inundated 2.5 times larger, than in extremely dry years.

Bulletin 11 October 2016

Based on the information available on 11 October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be extremely high this year. It will become one of the highest floods in the last 50 years. The peak of the flood will be 2 m higher, and the area being maximally inundated 2.5 times larger, than in extremely dry years.

Bulletin 4 October 2016

Based on the information available on 4 October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be extremely high this year. It will become the highest flood in the last 50 years. The peak of the flood will be 2 m higher, and the area being maximally inundated 2.5 times larger, than in dry years.

Bulletin 27 September 2016

Based on the information available on 27 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be extremely high this year. It will become the highest flood in the last 50 years. The peak of the flood will be 2 m higher, and the area being maximally inundated 2.5 times larger, than in dry years.

Bulletin 20 September 2016

Based on the information available on 20 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be extremely high this year. It will become the highest flood in the last 50 years. The peak of the flood will be 2 m higher, and the area being maximally inundated 2.5 times larger, than in dry years.

Bulletin 13 September 2016

Based on the information available on 13 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be extremely high this year. It will become the highest flood in the last 50 years. The peak of the flood will be 2 m higher, and the area being maximally inundated 2.5 times larger, than in dry years.

Bulletin 6 September 2016

Based on the information available on 6 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be extremely high this year. It will most likely become the highest flood in the last 50 years. The peak of the flood will be 2 m higher, and the area being maximally inundated 2.5 times larger, than in dry years.

Bulletin 31 August 2016

Based on the information available on 31 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be extremely high this year. It will most likely become the highest flood in the last 50 years. The peak of the flood will be 2 m higher, and the area being maximally inundated 2.5 times larger, than in dry years.

Bulletin 24 August 2016

Based on the information available on 24 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2016 will be extremely high. It will certainly be higher than the last ten years and most likely even become the highest flood in the last 50 years. However, the prediction of the flood level can still change a bit depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin during the coming week.

Bulletin 17 August 2016

Based on the information available on 17 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2016 will be extremely high. It will certainly be higher than the last 10 years and most likely become the highest flood in the last 40 years. However, the prediction of the flood level can still change depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger basin during the coming weeks.

Bulletin 10 August 2016

Based on the information available on 10 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2016 will be extremely high this year. It will certainly be higher than the last ten years and may-be even become the highest flood in the last 40 years. However, the prediction of the flood level can still change depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin during the coming weeks.

Bulletin 3 August 2016

Based on the information available on 3 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2016 will higher than the last four years. The prediction of the flood level is still uncertain, however. Much can still change depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin during the coming weeks.

Bulletin 31 October 2015

The water level on the gauge of Mopti reached this year its peak on 27 October and remained for five days on the same level of 622 cm. While the water level in Mopti will decrease again from early November onwards, the flood level will still increase in the central part of Inner Niger Delta for some weeks and in the northern Inner Niger Delta still during the entire month November.

Bulletin 13 October 2015

The water level on the gauge of Mopti amounted to 604 cm on 12 October. OPIDIN predicts that the peak in Mopti will be reached within a week, likely even within a couple of days.

Bulletin 7 October 2015

The water level on the gauge of Mopti amounted to 590 cm on 1 October and has remained on this level now for five days. Most likely the peak in Mopti has now been reached.

Bulletin 1 October 2015

Based on the information available on 1 October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2015 will be as high as 2013 and 2014 and about 20 cm higher as last year. The prediction of the flood level is certain.

Bulletin 23 September 2015

Based on the information available on 23 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2015 will be as high as 2013 and 2014 and about 20 cm higher as last year. The prediction of the flood level is nearly certain.

Bulletin 16 September 2015

Based on the information available on 14 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood in 2015 will be as high as last year and thus not as high as in 2012 and 2013. The prediction of the flood level is nearly certain.