Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 287 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 78% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7489.56 on Jul 12, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jun 6, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 30.44 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 69.67% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 317,723 acre feet

This is 41.39% of the July 12th average of 767,613 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 682,655 acre feet

This is 79.07% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 157,880 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 364,932 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 49.87% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 36.03% of the Jul 13th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -26.84 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 27.62 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.22 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Jul 12, 2020
7489.56
-0.22
577927
764
1603
88.0
41.0
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
7489.78
-0.22
579635
781
1621
90.0
35.0
Fri, Jul 10, 2020
7490.00
-0.22
581345
768
1609
88.0
35.0
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
7490.22
-0.20
583058
875
1638
86.0
38.0
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
7490.42
-0.21
584616
850
1654
83.0
36.0
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
7490.63
-0.19
586255
928
1654
84.0
52.0
Mon, Jul 06, 2020
7490.82
-0.16
587739
1048
1657
86.0
44.0
Sun, Jul 05, 2020
7490.98
-0.15
588991
1085
1654
84.0
42.0
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
7491.13
-0.11
590164
1104
1516
79.0
48.0
Fri, Jul 03, 2020
7491.24
-0.16
591026
920
1530
80.0
41.0
Thu, Jul 02, 2020
7491.40
-0.12
592280
979
1431
80.0
37.0
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
7491.52
29.58
593221
1049
1502
79.0
31.0
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
7461.94
-29.84
383306
-105187
1657
69.0
46.0
Mon, Jun 29, 2020
7491.78
-0.17
595263
1219
1871
79.0
42.0
Averages of List
7488.67
-0.17
572487.57
-6629.79
1614.07
82.50
40.57

Averages for July 13th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7503.59
-0.00
698036.92
1990.37
1931.10
81.54
47.09
All-Time
7503.59
-0.00
698036.92
1990.37
1931.10
81.54
47.09

Last 10 July 13th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Jul 13, 2019
7516.75
0.35
805647
4131
2511
85.0
42.0
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
7470.54
-0.37
439448
574
1821
78.0
50.0
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
7516.78
0.17
805918
2637
1837
75.0
46.0
Wed, Jul 13, 2016
7515.50
-0.14
794390
1244
1851
80.0
39.0
Mon, Jul 13, 2015
7518.65
-0.12
822917
2196
2723
77.0
53.0
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
7501.11
0.28
670498
2172
981
82.0
48.0
Sat, Jul 13, 2013
7466.88
-0.28
415022
743
1653
78.0
55.0
Fri, Jul 13, 2012
7473.52
-0.27
459890
570
1496
82.4
48.2
Wed, Jul 13, 2011
7518.72
0.34
823557
4634
3042
77.0
51.8
Tue, Jul 13, 2010
7507.19
-0.19
721636
908
1702
86.0
51.8
Averages of List
7500.56
-0.02
675892.30
1980.90
1961.70
80.04
48.48


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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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