The water level in Mopti rose by 12 cm the last week, from 615 cm on 14 September to 627 cm on 21 September. That is, on average, by 2 cm a day. The water level is this year in Mopti on 21 September already 76 cm higher than the peak level of the flood in 2017, but OPIDIN predicts that the water level in Mopti will still increase about 41 cm the coming weeks and reach a peak level as high as in 2016, 2018 and 2020.
OPIDIN makes every day a new prediction of the maximum water level. This prediction has not changed the last 40 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 last year and in 2016 and 2018.