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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

OPIDIN Workshop 13-19 November 2018 at A&W

In the framework of the BAMGIRE programme an workshop on OPIDIN was organised at Altenburg & Wymenga, based in The Netherlands, from 12 to 16 November 2018, targeted at the transfer of the tool to la Direction Nationale de l'Hydraulique du Mali.

Bulletin 12| 24 October 2018

The height of the flood is exceptionally high this year. The water level in Mopti on the 24th October was 670 cm, the highest level since 1969. The water level in Mopti showed still a small increase last week. The water level in Mopti is now 119 cm higher than the peak last year (551 cm, reached on 22 September). Based on the information available on 24th October, OPIDIN predicts a peak which is higher than 2016. It is expected that the peak is nearly reached now as the flood peak passed Bamako already.

Bulletin 11| 18 October 2018

The water level in Mopti showed still a small increase last week, but the peak is nearly reached. Based on the information available on 18th October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be even a bit higher than 2016. The water level in Mopti is now 112 cm higher than the peak last year (551 cm, reached on 22 September), and shows the same pattern as in 2016. It is expected that the flood will not rise much higher as the flood peak passed Bamako already.

Bulletin 10| 09 October 2018

The water level in Mopti showed still a small increase last week, but the rise in water level slowed down considerably. Based on the information available on 9th October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be high, comparable to 2016. The water level in Mopti is now 97 cm higher than the peak last year (551 cm, reached on 22 September), and shows the same pattern as in 2016. Although at this stage even a higher flood is predicted, it is expected that the flood will not rise much higher.

Bulletin 9 | 02 October 2018

The water level in Mopti showed still a small increase last week, but the rise in water level slowed down clearly. Based on the information available on 2nd October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be high, comparable to 2016. The water level in Mopti is now 92 cm higher than the peak last year (551 cm, reached on 22 September), and shows the same pattern as in 2016. Although at this stage even a higher flood is predicted, it is expected that the flood will not rise much higher (limited increase).

Bulletin 8 | 24 September 2018

The water level in Mopti showed still an increase last week, but the rise in water level slowed down clearly. Based on the information available on 24th September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be high, comparable to 2016. The water level in Mopti is now 84 cm higher than the peak last year (551 cm, reached on 22 September), and shows the same pattern as in 2016. Although at this stage even a higher flood is predicted, we expect the flood to rise another 15-20 cm, comparable or a bit lower than 2016.

Bulletin 7 | 14 September 2018

The water level in Mopti showed still an increase last week, but the rise in water level slowed down. Based on the information available on 14th September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be high, even higher than the floods in 2014-2015, comparable to 2016. The water level in Mopti is now 69 cm higher than the peak last year (551 cm, reached on 22 September), and shows the same pattern as in 2016. Although at this stage even a higher flood is predicted, we expect the flood to be comparable or a bit lower than 2016.

Bulletin 6 | 06 September 2018

The water level in Mopti showed again an increase last week. Based on the information available on 06th September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be high, even higher than the floods in 2014-2015, comparable to 2016. The water level in Mopti is now 52 cm higher than the peak last year (551 cm, reached on 22 September), but shows the same pattern as in 2016. Although at this stage even a higher flood is predicted, it has to be stressed that the prediction is still uncertain and depends on how long the flood will continue to rise.

Bulletin 5 | 31 August 2018

The water level in Mopti showed again a significant increase last week. Based on the information available on 31st August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood will be high, even higher than the floods in 2014-2015, and comparable to 2016. The water level in Mopti is now 30 cm higher than the peak last year (551 cm, reached on 22 September), but shows the same pattern as in 2016. Although at this stage even a higher flood is predicted, it has to be stressed that the prediction is still uncertain and depends on how long the flood will continue to rise.

Bulletin 04 | August 2018

The water level in Mopti showed a significant increase the last week. Based on the information available on 23rd August, OPIDIN predicts now that the flood will be above average, and higher than the floods in 2014-2015, comparable to 2016. Although at this stage even a higher flood is predicted, it has to be stressed that the prediction in August is still uncertain.

Bulletin03 15 August 2018

The water level in Mopti showed a significant increase the last week. Based on the information available on 15th August, OPIDIN predicts now that there will be an above average flood in 2018, and higher than the floods in 2014-2015. Although at this stage a (very) high flood is predicted, it has to be stressed that the prediction is still uncertain and depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger basin during the coming weeks.

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.