Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 20 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 5% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.51 on Oct 19, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 14, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.49 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.96% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 12,940 acre feet

This is 50.16% of the October 19th average of 25,799 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 45,188 acre feet

This is 4.93% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 32,553 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 32,248 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 63.87% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 53.07% of the Oct 20th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -39.30 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 4.64 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.34 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Oct 19, 2020
7465.51
-0.20
406082
347
995
67.0
21.0
Sun, Oct 18, 2020
7465.71
-0.20
407380
320
969
66.0
23.0
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
7465.91
-0.24
408681
384
1166
66.0
20.0
Fri, Oct 16, 2020
7466.15
-0.25
410245
350
1166
64.0
16.0
Thu, Oct 15, 2020
7466.40
-0.36
411877
339
1521
60.0
33.0
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
7466.76
-0.25
414235
369
1189
72.0
21.0
Tue, Oct 13, 2020
7467.01
-0.23
415876
321
1077
71.0
21.0
Mon, Oct 12, 2020
7467.24
-0.28
417390
377
1300
64.0
17.0
Sun, Oct 11, 2020
7467.52
-0.33
419236
199
1292
59.0
27.0
Sat, Oct 10, 2020
7467.85
-0.25
421419
401
1229
72.0
26.0
Fri, Oct 09, 2020
7468.10
-0.25
423076
365
1194
73.0
25.0
Thu, Oct 08, 2020
7468.35
-0.24
424738
356
1153
74.0
21.0
Wed, Oct 07, 2020
7468.59
-0.26
426336
323
1189
77.0
22.0
Tue, Oct 06, 2020
7468.85
-0.26
428072
352
1220
77.0
21.0
Averages of List
7467.14
-0.26
416760.21
343.07
1190.00
68.71
22.43

Averages for October 20th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.73
-0.06
596824.58
672.18
986.74
59.88
24.11
All-Time
7490.73
-0.06
596824.58
672.18
986.74
59.88
24.11

Last 10 October 20th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
7504.65
-0.16
700065
682
1354
55.0
11.0
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
7439.06
0.18
254910
301
872
59.0
16.0
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
7503.56
0.40
690900
672
1594
64.0
27.0
Thu, Oct 20, 2016
7495.67
-0.22
626165
495
1378
61.0
14.0
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
7502.83
-0.21
684792
564
1440
60.0
32.0
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
7491.03
-0.01
589382
777
809
66.0
30.0
Sun, Oct 20, 2013
7456.56
-0.07
350398
665
869
53.0
17.0
Sat, Oct 20, 2012
7452.31
0.03
325590
364
271
69.8
17.6
Thu, Oct 20, 2011
7499.79
-0.19
659620
590
1369
60.8
19.4
Wed, Oct 20, 2010
7487.39
-0.25
561206
396
1354
62.6
28.4
Averages of List
7483.29
-0.05
544302.80
550.60
1131.00
61.12
21.24


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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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