The Historical Low Water Events Update provided today by our colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC) is here.

The Carrollton Gage (New Orleans) reading at 1000 hours today was 4.14 feet with a 24-hour change of + 0.14 feet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service Extended Streamflow Prediction (28-Day) for the Carrollton Gage issued today forecast stages will steadilyy rise to feet on December 28 and then begin a slow fall to 4.5 feet on January 12, 2023.

The following details are reproduced from the email containing the attached report:

“Rainfall events continue to keep river levels elevated and near seasonal levels

Over the next 7 days, less rainfall will occur over the lower Ohio and lower Mississippi Valleys as cooler conditions dominate the area.

Even though less rain is expected over the next week, there is sufficient water in the lower Ohio and lower Mississippi Rivers to keep river levels well above low water conditions.

The 16 day future rainfall outlook shows another rise on the lower Ohio River for next week and a smaller rise for the first week of January.  This will keep river levels near seasonal levels and above low water conditions.

This will be the last update for low water conditions.”