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The Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC) provides forecasts for the lower sections of the Mississippi River. Forecasts on the Upper Mississippi River start at Chester, IL, and continue downstream to the confluence with the Ohio River. Forecasts on the Lower Ohio River start at Smithland Lock & Dam (Smithland, IL) and continue downstream to the confluence with the Upper Mississippi. Forecasts for the Lower Mississippi begin at the Ohio/Upper Mississippi confluence (just downstream of Cairo, IL) and continue downstream to New Orleans, LA. The Mississippi River is vital to commerce in the LMRFC area of forecast responsibility. Both high stages and low stages can cause significant impacts.

 

Observations & Forecasts for the Lower Mississippi/Ohio River Basin
 

Mobile-friendly Observations and Forecast Data

Mississippi River 5-day and 28-day forecast summary products

Barkley & Kentucky Reservoir Releases

Summary of forecasts for the entire Mississippi River Basin (Riverwatch)

Ohio River Daily Conditions - US Army Corps of Engineers

 

More Information about Mississippi River Water Management
 

Mississippi River and Tributaries Project - US Army Corps of Engineers

Ohio River Locks & Dams - US Army Corps of Engineers

Old River Control Structure - US Army Corps of Engineers

Bonnet Carre Spillway - US Army Corps of Engineers

Morganza Spillway - US Army Corps of Engineers