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Checking the water:
The information below is obtained from the USGS and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and has been compiled by DNR into this format to allow a quick look at information pertinent to the Atchafalaya Basin. Click here for current weather conditions and water levels.
Data is for 5/10/2016
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
Ohio River at Cairo
Location: Southernmost gauge on the Ohio River in Illinois Reading significance - used to forecast rises on the Mississippi. Lag time, 4 to 6 days.
Flood Stage: 40'
24 hour change: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 33.1' by 5/15
Mississippi River, just south of ORCS, at Red River Landing
Reading: Mississippi River south of ORCS, after the diversion into the Atchafalaya
Flood Stage: 48'
24 hour change: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 47.9' by 5/15, expect to CREST at 47.9 on 5/15
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 31.0' by 5/15
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.0' by 5/15
Atchafalaya River, just south of ORCS, at Simmesport
Reading: The combined latitudinal flows of the Red, Black, Ouachita, and ORCS flow from the Mississippi
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 28.3' by 5/15
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.9' by 5/15
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.7' by 5/15
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.3' by 5/15
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.5' by 5/15
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.7' by 5/15
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.4' by 5/15
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Fore Bay at Morganza Floodway Temporary Gage
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson