Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Water Summary
Today is day 360 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 98% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7472.37 on Sep 23, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jun 10, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 47.63 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 54.48% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 621,314 acre feet

This is 66.22% of the September 23rd average of 938,243 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 897,718 acre feet

This is 103.97% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 283,863 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 276,404 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.34% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 40.15% of the Sep 24th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -37.92 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 36.21 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.34 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
7472.37
-0.38
451944
-272
1036
n/a
n/a
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
7472.75
-0.26
454562
702
1595
72.0
37.0
Mon, Sep 21, 2020
7473.01
-0.20
456357
733
1419
75.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
7473.21
-0.31
457741
410
1480
75.0
42.0
Sat, Sep 19, 2020
7473.52
-0.30
459890
445
1483
74.0
38.0
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
7473.82
-0.28
461974
456
1426
77.0
33.0
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
7474.10
-0.27
463924
499
1435
75.0
33.0
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
7474.37
-0.30
465808
459
1503
76.0
34.0
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
7474.67
-0.21
467906
518
1246
76.0
34.0
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
7474.88
-0.25
469378
524
1395
77.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
7475.13
-0.25
471133
490
1362
74.0
32.0
Sat, Sep 12, 2020
7475.38
-0.15
472891
544
1063
69.0
29.0
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
7475.53
-0.18
473948
610
1236
60.0
37.0
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
7475.71
-0.25
475218
688
1564
50.0
35.0
Averages of List
7474.18
-0.26
464476.71
486.14
1374.50
71.54
34.62

Averages for September 24th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7494.53
-0.15
626755.55
749.16
1342.10
66.71
29.31
All-Time
7494.53
-0.15
626755.55
749.16
1342.10
66.71
29.31

Last 10 September 24th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
7510.11
-0.18
746800
832
1606
63.0
27.0
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
7446.32
-0.18
292397
308
787
74.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
7510.07
-0.20
746453
671
1532
62.0
26.0
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
7501.77
-0.20
675966
839
1662
46.0
28.0
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
7508.83
-0.16
735721
745
1426
77.0
32.0
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
7492.88
-0.09
603934
935
1281
75.0
37.0
Tue, Sep 24, 2013
7455.33
0.21
343110
1432
799
66.0
28.0
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
7456.37
-0.19
349266
380
940
60.8
n/a
Sat, Sep 24, 2011
7505.44
-0.54
706742
786
3081
75.2
32.0
Fri, Sep 24, 2010
7495.89
0.04
627932
449
273
73.4
28.4
Averages of List
7488.30
-0.15
582832.10
737.70
1338.70
67.24
30.82


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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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