Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 242 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 66% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7484.16 on May 28, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Mar 30, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 35.84 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 64.71% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 355,080 acre feet

This is 80.14% of the May 28th average of 443,079 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 552,323 acre feet

This is 63.97% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 199,062 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 197,243 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 78.36% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 76.83% of the May 29th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 10.35 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 3.91 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.67 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, May 28, 2020
7484.16
0.28
536745
2404
1329
79.0
38.0
Wed, May 27, 2020
7483.88
0.20
534649
2062
1290
74.0
38.0
Tue, May 26, 2020
7483.68
0.24
533154
1967
1046
72.0
26.0
Mon, May 25, 2020
7483.44
0.25
531363
2112
1154
64.0
27.0
Sun, May 24, 2020
7483.19
0.23
529499
2291
1411
60.0
34.0
Sat, May 23, 2020
7482.96
0.15
527788
2517
1937
67.0
33.0
Fri, May 22, 2020
7482.81
-0.05
526673
2663
2834
72.0
23.0
Thu, May 21, 2020
7482.86
-0.13
527045
3008
3479
65.0
21.0
Wed, May 20, 2020
7482.99
-0.31
528011
2733
3879
66.0
37.0
Tue, May 19, 2020
7483.30
-0.27
530319
2529
3527
77.0
33.0
Mon, May 18, 2020
7483.57
-0.13
532333
2245
2718
80.0
34.0
Sun, May 17, 2020
7483.70
0.11
533303
2069
1639
76.0
36.0
Sat, May 16, 2020
7483.59
0.10
532482
2030
1638
69.0
31.0
Fri, May 15, 2020
7483.49
0.06
531736
1811
1569
66.0
29.0
Averages of List
7483.40
0.05
531078.57
2317.21
2103.57
70.50
31.43

Averages for May 29th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7482.65
0.72
531604.63
4401.20
1726.22
66.56
35.01
All-Time
7482.65
0.72
531604.63
4401.20
1726.22
66.56
35.01

Last 10 May 29th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, May 29, 2019
7473.25
-0.56
458018
2848
4790
55.0
33.0
Tue, May 29, 2018
7480.86
0.48
512283
3369
1579
69.0
39.0
Mon, May 29, 2017
7493.41
-0.95
608131
9196
12985
66.0
30.0
Sun, May 29, 2016
7488.05
0.20
566267
3318
2525
68.0
33.0
Fri, May 29, 2015
7497.84
0.48
643692
2619
636
62.0
35.0
Thu, May 29, 2014
7499.66
1.07
658553
7494
3060
71.0
44.0
Wed, May 29, 2013
7463.50
0.63
393166
2681
649
57.0
39.0
Tue, May 29, 2012
7482.92
-0.04
527491
1097
1229
73.4
n/a
Sun, May 29, 2011
7476.54
1.13
481095
5424
1377
71.6
44.6
Sat, May 29, 2010
7490.43
1.08
584694
4969
717
69.8
28.4
Averages of List
7484.65
0.35
543339.00
4301.50
2954.70
66.28
36.22


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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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