Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Water Summary
Today is day 315 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 86% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7484.87 on Aug 9, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Feb 19, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 35.13 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 65.35% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 365,930 acre feet

This is 42.87% of the August 9th average of 853,496 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 765,449 acre feet

This is 88.66% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 193,729 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 399,519 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.24% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 54.38% of the Aug 10th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -32.20 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 22.93 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.26 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Aug 09, 2020
7484.87
-0.22
542078
635
1453
83.0
38.0
Sat, Aug 08, 2020
7485.09
-0.26
543736
576
1548
n/a
n/a
Fri, Aug 07, 2020
7485.35
-0.25
545698
612
1546
82.0
37.0
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
7485.60
-0.25
547587
687
1623
83.0
44.0
Wed, Aug 05, 2020
7485.85
-0.20
549480
713
1459
84.0
42.0
Tue, Aug 04, 2020
7486.05
-0.15
550996
1018
1574
85.0
50.0
Mon, Aug 03, 2020
7486.20
-0.15
552135
771
1326
85.0
48.0
Sun, Aug 02, 2020
7486.35
-0.15
553274
728
1284
83.0
49.0
Sat, Aug 01, 2020
7486.50
-0.11
554415
914
1317
80.0
43.0
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
7486.61
-0.15
555252
895
1452
85.0
44.0
Thu, Jul 30, 2020
7486.76
-0.15
556395
892
1450
82.0
43.0
Wed, Jul 29, 2020
7486.91
-0.13
557539
1067
1548
83.0
48.0
Tue, Jul 28, 2020
7487.04
-0.09
558531
1119
1446
77.0
54.0
Mon, Jul 27, 2020
7487.13
0.12
559218
1986
1504
81.0
54.0
Averages of List
7486.17
-0.15
551881.00
900.93
1466.43
82.54
45.69

Averages for August 10th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7501.69
-0.13
683815.98
1205.55
1724.51
78.61
44.55
All-Time
7501.69
-0.13
683815.98
1205.55
1724.51
78.61
44.55

Last 10 August 10th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Aug 10, 2019
7516.98
-0.09
807727
1917
2307
79.0
51.0
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
7461.38
-0.34
379802
473
1530
83.0
45.0
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
7518.51
-0.08
821638
1768
2116
77.0
48.0
Wed, Aug 10, 2016
7510.79
-0.10
752719
1313
1733
73.0
46.0
Mon, Aug 10, 2015
7516.19
-0.05
800593
1234
1441
80.0
42.0
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
7499.60
-0.11
658061
1220
1656
78.0
41.0
Sat, Aug 10, 2013
7461.65
-0.13
381489
1055
1451
73.0
42.0
Fri, Aug 10, 2012
7467.33
-0.23
417983
588
1338
82.4
46.4
Wed, Aug 10, 2011
7516.07
-0.12
799513
1366
1890
82.4
39.2
Tue, Aug 10, 2010
7503.70
-0.03
692074
1428
1536
73.4
42.8
Averages of List
7497.22
-0.13
651159.90
1236.20
1699.80
78.12
44.34


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Measurements are taken at 11:59 pm of the date listed
Temperature data is from Gunnison, CO
CHANGE represents water elevation change from previous day

Units used in each measurement:
Elevation - Feet above sea level
Change - Feet difference over previous measurement
Content - Acre Feet
Inflow - Average Cubic Feet / Second over entire 24 hour period
Outflow - Average Cubic Feet / Second over entire 24 hour period
All Temps - Degrees Farhenheit
The Water Year runs from October 1 to September 30 of the next year
Acre Feet = 1 * Flow CFS
TP = Total Precipitation



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The water year runs from Oct 1 - Sept 30
*Air temp data is sourced from (Prev 24 Hr Extremes):    Gunnison, CO Weather
Water data sourced from Blue Mesa Source Data
Weather forecast for Gunnison, CO
All data is provisional and subject to review and modification


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