Lower Mississippi & Ohio River Forcast

Cresting or near crest conditions have finally arrived on the lower Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, LA downstream to New Orleans, LA.

Significant falls should continue on the lower Ohio River for a few more days. A heavy rain event later this week into the weekend should generate another rise on the lower Ohio River.

The 16 day future rainfall model is now showing rises on the lower Ohio River approaching minor flood stage for the first week of April. Rises would not reach the lower Mississippi River until the second or third week of April.

As the event unfolds this week, we'll be making adjustments to our forecasts.

We'll send another update on Wednesday.


Jeff Graschel
Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center