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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

Bulletin 12 | 1 November 2019

This is the last OPIDIN bulletin of 2019. The flood at Mopti has reached its highest level (640 cm) on 26 October and has started to decline, but further downstream the water still goes up. OPIDIN predicts that the flood will reach its peak between 18 and 22 November in Akka and between 27 November and 5 December in Diré.

Bulletin 11 | 15 October 2019

The flood level in Mopti nearly reached its peak. Based on the information available on 15 October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be above average compared to the floods of the last 25 years, and not as high as last year.

Bulletin 10 | 8 October 2019

The flood level in Mopti nearly reached its peak. Based on the information available on 7 October, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be above average compared to the floods of the last 25 years, and not as high as last year. The prediction of the flood level is now rather certain.

Bulletin | 24 September 2019

Based on the information available on 24 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be relatively high compared to the floods of the last 25 years. The prediction of the flood level is now rather certain.

Bulletin | 10 September 2019

Based on the information available on 10 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be relatively high compared to the floods of the last 25 years. The prediction of the flood level is now rather certain.

Bulletin | 3 September 2019

Based on the information available on 3 September, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be relatively high compared to the floods of the last 25 years. The prediction of the flood level is rather certain, but may still change a bit depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger during the coming fortnight.

Bulletin | 27 August 2019

Based on the information available on 27 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be relatively high compared to the floods of the last 25 years. The prediction of the flood level is rather certain, but may still change a bit depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger during the coming fortnight.

Bulletin 3 | 20 August 2019

Based on the information available on 20 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be relatively high compared to the floods of the last 25 years. The prediction of the flood level is still not certain, however, depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger during the coming fortnight.

Bulletin 14 August 2019

Based on the information available on 14 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be probably as high as most years since 1994. The prediction of the flood level is still uncertain, however, depending on the rainfall in the Upper Niger during the coming weeks.

Bulletin 1 | 6 August 2019

The new 2019-2020 flood season has begun and OPIDIN now offers weekly bulletins until the water level in Mopti has reached its peak level. Based on the information available on 6 August, OPIDIN predicts that the flood of 2019 will be probably low compared to the peak flood levels during the last 25 years.

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.