Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 152 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 42% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.37 on Feb 28, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Feb 27, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.63 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.33% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 115,719 acre feet

This is 79.59% of the February 28th average of 145,399 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 148,060 acre feet

This is 16.16% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 37,714 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 32,341 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 78.09% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 97.98% of the Mar 1st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -18.87 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 1.93 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.06 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Feb 28, 2021
7465.37
0.00
400921
365
361
25.0
0.0
Sat, Feb 27, 2021
7465.37
-0.10
400921
294
615
28.0
6.0
Fri, Feb 26, 2021
7465.47
0.02
401567
430
361
34.0
1.0
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
7465.45
-0.08
401438
94
350
33.0
6.0
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
7465.53
-0.05
401955
436
596
37.0
0.0
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
7465.58
0.04
402279
351
217
39.0
-1.0
Mon, Feb 22, 2021
7465.54
0.04
402020
387
252
34.0
-1.0
Sun, Feb 21, 2021
7465.50
0.06
401761
452
252
27.0
8.0
Sat, Feb 20, 2021
7465.44
-0.03
401373
267
361
37.0
24.0
Fri, Feb 19, 2021
7465.47
0.03
401567
406
304
26.0
-9.0
Thu, Feb 18, 2021
7465.44
-0.03
401373
425
520
24.0
-2.0
Wed, Feb 17, 2021
7465.47
0.00
401567
375
371
21.0
-8.0
Tue, Feb 16, 2021
7465.47
0.04
401567
491
358
28.0
3.0
Mon, Feb 15, 2021
7465.43
-0.03
401309
321
415
25.0
-2.0
Averages of List
7465.47
-0.01
401544.14
363.86
380.93
29.86
1.79

Averages for March 1st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7472.46
-0.19
458247.69
449.56
1084.35
34.60
10.43
All-Time
7472.46
-0.19
458247.69
449.56
1084.35
34.60
10.43

Last 10 March 1st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Mar 01, 2020
7484.18
-0.02
536895
502
573
38.0
5.0
Fri, Mar 01, 2019
7437.59
0.00
247684
427
424
41.0
11.0
Thu, Mar 01, 2018
7485.54
0.00
547134
358
353
42.0
7.0
Wed, Mar 01, 2017
7488.59
-0.12
570424
374
836
21.0
-2.0
Tue, Mar 01, 2016
7487.00
-0.04
558226
597
745
46.0
21.0
Sun, Mar 01, 2015
7485.46
-0.01
546529
468
501
33.0
12.0
Sat, Mar 01, 2014
7464.38
0.07
398792
532
301
39.0
23.0
Fri, Mar 01, 2013
7452.95
0.00
329258
301
297
37.4
10.4
Thu, Mar 01, 2012
7483.64
-0.02
532855
471
541
30.2
12.2
Tue, Mar 01, 2011
7483.28
-0.18
530170
374
1045
37.4
8.6
Averages of List
7475.26
-0.03
479796.70
440.40
561.60
36.50
10.82


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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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