The highest flood level at Mopti is foreseen to occur at 19 October. Downstream of Mopti, the levels are then still rising. OPIDIN predicts that the peak levels at Akka are reached between 22 and 26 November, and between 3 and 11 December at Diré. The last decades the cattle was allowed to cross the river at Diafarabé in November. This year that will not be possible, since the floodplains will then still be fully inundated. These floodplains will become available as grazing grounds for cattle in the first half of December. The 2016 flood will also be higher than in 1994 and 1999. These three years have been very wet compared to other years since 1970. Compared to the situation before 1970, 2016 can be considered to be a "normal" year.