Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 149 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 41% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.45 on Feb 25, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Feb 24, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.55 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.4% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 113,559 acre feet

This is 79.51% of the February 25th average of 142,820 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 145,408 acre feet

This is 15.88% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 37,197 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 31,849 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 77.74% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 97.98% of the Feb 26th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -18.95 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 2.01 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.03 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
7465.45
-0.08
401438
94
350
33.0
6.0
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
7465.53
-0.05
401955
436
596
37.0
0.0
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
7465.58
0.04
402279
351
217
39.0
-1.0
Mon, Feb 22, 2021
7465.54
0.04
402020
387
252
34.0
-1.0
Sun, Feb 21, 2021
7465.50
0.06
401761
452
252
27.0
8.0
Sat, Feb 20, 2021
7465.44
-0.03
401373
267
361
37.0
24.0
Fri, Feb 19, 2021
7465.47
0.03
401567
406
304
26.0
-9.0
Thu, Feb 18, 2021
7465.44
-0.03
401373
425
520
24.0
-2.0
Wed, Feb 17, 2021
7465.47
0.00
401567
375
371
21.0
-8.0
Tue, Feb 16, 2021
7465.47
0.04
401567
491
358
28.0
3.0
Mon, Feb 15, 2021
7465.43
-0.03
401309
321
415
25.0
-2.0
Sun, Feb 14, 2021
7465.46
-0.03
401502
516
611
28.0
3.0
Sat, Feb 13, 2021
7465.49
0.01
401696
424
389
37.0
23.0
Fri, Feb 12, 2021
7465.48
0.04
401632
465
331
37.0
24.0
Averages of List
7465.48
0.00
401645.64
386.43
380.50
30.93
4.86

Averages for February 26th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7473.08
-0.19
462326.38
418.37
1044.17
27.91
1.96
All-Time
7473.08
-0.19
462326.38
418.37
1044.17
27.91
1.96

Last 10 February 26th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
7484.31
-0.09
537870
240
575
25.0
-11.0
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
7437.56
0.02
247537
362
310
14.0
-14.0
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
7485.62
-0.02
547739
451
522
37.0
-2.0
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
7488.69
-0.17
571195
524
1181
24.0
5.0
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
7487.44
-0.14
561589
495
1030
32.0
-2.0
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
7485.44
-0.01
546378
537
570
26.0
3.0
Wed, Feb 26, 2014
7464.18
0.04
397509
430
297
46.0
8.0
Tue, Feb 26, 2013
7452.92
0.00
329086
268
264
23.0
-7.6
Sun, Feb 26, 2012
7483.79
-0.03
533976
426
534
30.2
10.4
Sat, Feb 26, 2011
7483.75
-0.05
533677
441
625
30.2
10.4
Averages of List
7475.37
-0.05
480655.60
417.40
590.80
28.74
0.02


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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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