Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 146 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 40% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7484.68 on Feb 20, 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 35.32 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 65.18% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 141,481 acre feet

This is 101.7% of the February 20th average of 139,113 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 336,943 acre feet

This is 39.03% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 195,158 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 195,462 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 144.23% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Feb 23rd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 46.94 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 23.90 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.85 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Feb 20, 2020
7484.68
-0.05
540649
450
636
n/a
n/a
Wed, Feb 19, 2020
7484.73
-0.07
541025
437
698
n/a
n/a
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
7484.80
-0.07
541551
481
743
n/a
n/a
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
7484.87
-0.06
542078
528
751
n/a
n/a
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
7484.93
-0.08
542530
478
778
n/a
n/a
Sat, Feb 15, 2020
7485.01
-0.08
543133
413
714
n/a
n/a
Fri, Feb 14, 2020
7485.09
-0.08
543736
467
767
n/a
n/a
Thu, Feb 13, 2020
7485.17
-0.10
544339
385
762
n/a
n/a
Wed, Feb 12, 2020
7485.27
-0.06
545094
405
629
n/a
n/a
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
7485.33
0.02
545547
549
469
36.0
16.0
Mon, Feb 10, 2020
7485.31
-0.09
545396
434
773
34.0
8.0
Sun, Feb 09, 2020
7485.40
-0.12
546075
472
926
42.0
5.0
Sat, Feb 08, 2020
7485.52
-0.01
546982
525
560
40.0
16.0
Fri, Feb 07, 2020
7485.53
-0.21
547058
372
1169
31.0
-7.0
Averages of List
7485.12
-0.08
543942.36
456.86
741.07
36.60
7.60

Averages for February 23rd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7473.41
-0.18
464561.08
412.78
1022.69
31.00
6.84
All-Time
7473.41
-0.18
464561.08
412.78
1022.69
31.00
6.84

Last 10 February 23rd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
7437.63
0.01
247879
335
307
32.0
11.0
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
7485.73
0.09
548571
409
558
33.0
0.0
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
7489.19
-0.14
575059
566
1108
28.0
10.0
Tue, Feb 23, 2016
7487.90
-0.16
565115
558
1173
30.0
6.0
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
7485.44
0.02
546378
589
508
28.0
17.0
Sun, Feb 23, 2014
7464.07
0.04
396805
400
267
33.0
10.0
Sat, Feb 23, 2013
7452.89
0.00
328913
276
273
19.4
-11.2
Thu, Feb 23, 2012
7483.92
-0.04
534948
357
504
39.2
n/a
Wed, Feb 23, 2011
7484.15
-0.22
536670
410
1237
35.6
10.4
Tue, Feb 23, 2010
7485.44
-0.07
546378
349
611
12.2
-22.0
Averages of List
7475.64
-0.05
482671.60
424.90
654.60
29.04
3.47


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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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