Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 314 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 86% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7485.60 on Aug 6, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Feb 8, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 34.4 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 66.01% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 362,314 acre feet

This is 42.82% of the August 6th average of 846,189 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 756,430 acre feet

This is 87.61% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 188,220 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 394,116 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.41% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 53.11% of the Aug 9th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -31.68 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 23.66 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.60 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
7485.60
-0.25
547587
687
1623
83.0
44.0
Wed, Aug 05, 2020
7485.85
-0.20
549480
713
1459
84.0
42.0
Tue, Aug 04, 2020
7486.05
-0.15
550996
1018
1574
85.0
50.0
Mon, Aug 03, 2020
7486.20
-0.15
552135
771
1326
85.0
48.0
Sun, Aug 02, 2020
7486.35
-0.15
553274
728
1284
83.0
49.0
Sat, Aug 01, 2020
7486.50
-0.11
554415
914
1317
80.0
43.0
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
7486.61
-0.15
555252
895
1452
85.0
44.0
Thu, Jul 30, 2020
7486.76
-0.15
556395
892
1450
82.0
43.0
Wed, Jul 29, 2020
7486.91
-0.13
557539
1067
1548
83.0
48.0
Tue, Jul 28, 2020
7487.04
-0.09
558531
1119
1446
77.0
54.0
Mon, Jul 27, 2020
7487.13
0.12
559218
1986
1504
81.0
54.0
Sun, Jul 26, 2020
7487.01
-0.09
558302
1120
1447
77.0
53.0
Sat, Jul 25, 2020
7487.10
-0.10
558989
1046
1411
72.0
55.0
Fri, Jul 24, 2020
7487.20
-0.13
559753
999
1480
72.0
55.0
Averages of List
7486.59
-0.12
555133.29
996.79
1451.50
80.64
48.71

Averages for August 9th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7501.82
-0.12
684882.59
1193.59
1656.49
78.58
44.33
All-Time
7501.82
-0.12
684882.59
1193.59
1656.49
78.58
44.33

Last 10 August 9th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Aug 09, 2019
7517.07
-0.07
808542
2009
2307
78.0
45.0
Thu, Aug 09, 2018
7461.72
-0.33
381927
510
1539
83.0
42.0
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
7518.59
0.07
822369
1999
1655
75.0
46.0
Tue, Aug 09, 2016
7510.89
-0.19
753591
1156
1972
75.0
46.0
Sun, Aug 09, 2015
7516.24
-0.08
801044
1390
1732
77.0
42.0
Sat, Aug 09, 2014
7499.71
-0.11
658963
1251
1687
78.0
39.0
Fri, Aug 09, 2013
7461.78
-0.08
382303
1168
1407
71.0
44.0
Thu, Aug 09, 2012
7467.56
-0.15
419501
577
1061
80.6
44.6
Tue, Aug 09, 2011
7516.19
-0.13
800593
1448
2018
82.4
37.4
Mon, Aug 09, 2010
7503.73
-0.10
692326
1067
1471
75.2
41.0
Averages of List
7497.35
-0.12
652115.90
1257.50
1684.90
77.52
42.70


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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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Water data courtesy of US Bureau of Reclamation
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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