Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 116 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 32% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.21 on Jan 23, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 22, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.79 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.21% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 88,242 acre feet

This is 76.38% of the January 23rd average of 115,532 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 121,848 acre feet

This is 13.3% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 38,746 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 33,606 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 76.02% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 97.98% of the Jan 24th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -22.17 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 1.77 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.27 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
7465.21
0.01
399889
395
360
33.0
6.0
Fri, Jan 22, 2021
7465.20
0.01
399824
364
329
31.0
3.0
Thu, Jan 21, 2021
7465.19
0.06
399760
431
233
34.0
4.0
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
7465.13
0.01
399373
348
313
25.0
-2.0
Tue, Jan 19, 2021
7465.12
0.05
399309
442
276
33.0
4.0
Mon, Jan 18, 2021
7465.07
0.03
398986
400
300
35.0
8.0
Sun, Jan 17, 2021
7465.04
0.01
398793
395
360
41.0
13.0
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
7465.03
0.09
398729
416
122
36.0
5.0
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
7464.94
0.03
398150
458
358
35.0
1.0
Thu, Jan 14, 2021
7464.91
0.03
397957
384
284
36.0
13.0
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
7464.88
-0.05
397764
171
331
33.0
-10.0
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
7464.93
-0.01
398086
306
336
10.0
-21.0
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
7464.94
0.00
398150
340
337
15.0
-18.0
Sun, Jan 10, 2021
7464.94
0.00
398150
354
351
19.0
-11.0
Averages of List
7465.04
0.02
398780.00
371.71
306.43
29.71
-0.36

Averages for January 24th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7478.72
-0.17
501923.71
383.13
1029.40
22.77
-6.33
All-Time
7478.72
-0.17
501923.71
383.13
1029.40
22.77
-6.33

Last 10 January 24th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
7487.23
-0.15
559982
450
1025
37.0
-4.0
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
7438.30
0.02
251159
260
208
13.0
-17.0
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
7487.39
-0.21
561206
368
1175
30.0
-7.0
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
7490.95
-0.08
588756
324
636
23.0
-2.0
Sun, Jan 24, 2016
7492.04
-0.15
597308
411
1003
14.0
-7.0
Sat, Jan 24, 2015
7485.94
-0.16
550162
411
1020
10.0
-11.0
Fri, Jan 24, 2014
7462.43
0.05
386388
377
216
19.0
-13.0
Thu, Jan 24, 2013
7452.55
0.00
326963
220
218
26.6
-5.8
Tue, Jan 24, 2012
7485.89
-0.08
549783
427
730
30.2
10.4
Mon, Jan 24, 2011
7486.51
-0.05
554491
357
546
26.6
-11.2
Averages of List
7476.92
-0.08
492619.80
360.50
677.70
22.94
-6.76


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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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