Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 113 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 31% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7487.74 on Jan 20, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 23, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 32.26 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 67.98% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 112,514 acre feet

This is 99.05% of the January 20th average of 113,597 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 284,954 acre feet

This is 33% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 171,920 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 172,440 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 144.32% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Jan 21st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 49.30 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 20.84 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.82 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jan 20, 2020
7487.74
-0.21
563887
377
1186
n/a
n/a
Sun, Jan 19, 2020
7487.95
-0.11
565499
439
862
n/a
n/a
Sat, Jan 18, 2020
7488.06
-0.15
566344
419
998
n/a
n/a
Fri, Jan 17, 2020
7488.21
-0.13
567497
554
1055
n/a
n/a
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
7488.34
-0.16
568498
455
1074
n/a
n/a
Wed, Jan 15, 2020
7488.50
-0.10
569730
506
892
n/a
n/a
Tue, Jan 14, 2020
7488.60
-0.11
570501
562
987
31.0
-16.0
Mon, Jan 13, 2020
7488.71
-0.12
571350
542
1006
23.0
0.0
Sun, Jan 12, 2020
7488.83
-0.15
572276
460
1042
12.0
-10.0
Sat, Jan 11, 2020
7488.98
-0.14
573435
499
1042
27.0
-15.0
Fri, Jan 10, 2020
7489.12
-0.15
574518
514
1096
28.0
6.0
Thu, Jan 09, 2020
7489.27
-0.17
575679
430
1092
16.0
-10.0
Wed, Jan 08, 2020
7489.44
-0.12
576996
545
1012
21.0
-14.0
Tue, Jan 07, 2020
7489.56
-0.16
577927
359
1060
31.0
-15.0
Averages of List
7488.67
-0.14
571009.79
475.79
1028.86
23.63
-9.25

Averages for January 21st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7479.05
-0.17
504416.22
406.00
1020.02
22.46
-1.31
All-Time
7479.05
-0.17
504416.22
406.00
1020.02
22.46
-1.31

Last 10 January 21st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jan 21, 2019
7438.42
-0.02
251749
288
336
19.0
-8.0
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
7487.93
-0.22
565345
396
1246
28.0
9.0
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
7491.06
-0.06
589617
445
678
21.0
6.0
Thu, Jan 21, 2016
7492.39
-0.22
600065
403
758
14.0
-14.0
Wed, Jan 21, 2015
7486.36
-0.14
553350
477
1011
24.0
1.0
Tue, Jan 21, 2014
7462.36
0.03
385947
354
256
21.0
-11.0
Mon, Jan 21, 2013
7452.59
-0.02
327192
252
307
21.2
n/a
Sat, Jan 21, 2012
7486.14
-0.06
551679
508
735
32.0
23.0
Fri, Jan 21, 2011
7486.47
-0.03
554187
362
474
33.8
6.8
Thu, Jan 21, 2010
7487.90
-0.13
565115
429
929
35.6
24.8
Averages of List
7477.16
-0.09
494424.60
391.40
673.00
24.96
4.18


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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
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