Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 205 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 56% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7462.40 on Apr 21, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 10, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 57.6 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 46.06% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 197,906 acre feet

This is 85.77% of the April 21st average of 230,737 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 229,051 acre feet

This is 25.01% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 56,606 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 31,145 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 89.2% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 31.50% of the Apr 22nd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -18.76 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 7.75 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.00 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Apr 21, 2021
7462.40
-0.31
382029
639
1609
55.0
22.0
Tue, Apr 20, 2021
7462.71
-0.31
383974
166
1139
49.0
23.0
Mon, Apr 19, 2021
7463.02
-0.34
385925
652
1725
55.0
17.0
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
7463.36
-0.28
388073
746
1630
50.0
22.0
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
7463.64
-0.21
389847
805
1467
43.0
23.0
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
7463.85
-0.18
391180
950
1517
44.0
27.0
Thu, Apr 15, 2021
7464.03
-0.09
392326
561
841
50.0
31.0
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
7464.12
-0.02
392900
1100
1154
61.0
38.0
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
7464.14
-0.20
393027
481
1115
51.0
33.0
Mon, Apr 12, 2021
7464.34
0.11
394304
1509
1113
59.0
20.0
Sun, Apr 11, 2021
7464.23
-0.06
393601
945
1129
61.0
17.0
Sat, Apr 10, 2021
7464.29
-0.06
393985
936
1120
58.0
16.0
Fri, Apr 09, 2021
7464.35
-0.05
394368
959
1111
52.0
24.0
Thu, Apr 08, 2021
7464.40
-0.07
394688
770
986
59.0
25.0
Averages of List
7463.78
-0.15
390730.50
801.36
1261.14
53.36
24.14

Averages for April 23rd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7467.73
0.09
429264.60
1607.96
1288.40
57.26
28.47
All-Time
7467.73
0.09
429264.60
1607.96
1288.40
57.26
28.47

Last 10 April 23rd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
7480.78
-0.19
511696
639
1329
55.0
23.0
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
7444.84
0.76
284511
2567
540
62.0
32.0
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
7479.60
-0.19
503083
701
1385
66.0
30.0
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
7497.22
0.41
638663
2558
873
66.0
24.0
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
7488.13
-0.04
566882
1339
1481
64.0
32.0
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
7492.16
-0.20
598252
1057
1838
55.0
26.0
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
7474.72
1.15
468257
4207
152
55.0
33.0
Tue, Apr 23, 2013
7454.90
-0.09
340583
634
890
42.8
24.8
Mon, Apr 23, 2012
7483.83
-0.12
534275
809
1249
73.4
28.4
Sat, Apr 23, 2011
7476.30
0.09
479392
1559
1225
48.2
33.8
Averages of List
7477.25
0.16
492559.40
1607.00
1096.20
58.74
28.70


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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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