The water level in Mopti rose by 27 cm within a week, from 565 cm on 31 August to 592 cm on 6 September. That is, on average, by 4 cm a day. The water level is this year in Mopti on 6 September already 41 cm higher than the peak level of the flood in 2017, but OPIDIN predicts that the water level in Mopti will still increase about 90 cm the coming weeks and reach a peak level as high as, or possibly even higher than, the last three years and in 2016.
OPIDIN makes every day a new prediction of the maximum water level. This prediction has not changed the last 25 days. Depending on the rainfall during the coming weeks in the Upper Niger, the flood height can still change a little bit, but it is already rather certain that the flood level this year will be about as high as the last three years and possibly even higher.