Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 363 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 99% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7471.59 on Sep 26, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jun 9, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 48.41 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 53.84% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 623,930 acre feet

This is 66.2% of the September 26th average of 942,513 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 905,615 acre feet

This is 104.89% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 289,211 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 281,685 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.39% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 45.28% of the Sep 27th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -38.12 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 36.99 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.54 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Sep 26, 2020
7471.59
-0.23
446596
475
1257
n/a
n/a
Fri, Sep 25, 2020
7471.82
-0.32
448169
386
1481
78.0
31.0
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
7472.14
-0.23
450364
458
1243
79.0
31.0
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
7472.37
-0.38
451944
-272
1036
73.0
35.0
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
7472.75
-0.26
454562
702
1595
72.0
37.0
Mon, Sep 21, 2020
7473.01
-0.20
456357
733
1419
75.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
7473.21
-0.31
457741
410
1480
75.0
42.0
Sat, Sep 19, 2020
7473.52
-0.30
459890
445
1483
74.0
38.0
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
7473.82
-0.28
461974
456
1426
77.0
33.0
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
7474.10
-0.27
463924
499
1435
75.0
33.0
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
7474.37
-0.30
465808
459
1503
76.0
34.0
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
7474.67
-0.21
467906
518
1246
76.0
34.0
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
7474.88
-0.25
469378
524
1395
77.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
7475.13
-0.25
471133
490
1362
74.0
32.0
Averages of List
7473.38
-0.27
458981.86
448.79
1382.93
75.46
34.31

Averages for September 27th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7494.06
-0.16
623016.51
710.45
1338.78
70.45
31.04
All-Time
7494.06
-0.16
623016.51
710.45
1338.78
70.45
31.04

Last 10 September 27th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 27, 2019
7509.50
-0.21
741511
705
1608
n/a
n/a
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
7445.75
-0.30
289345
239
1039
68.0
23.0
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
7509.14
-0.24
738397
957
1989
62.0
39.0
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
7501.06
-0.24
670084
810
1798
73.0
28.0
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
7508.36
-0.13
731672
620
1170
78.0
32.0
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
7492.44
-0.15
600459
778
1362
75.0
39.0
Fri, Sep 27, 2013
7455.85
0.20
346180
1290
685
57.0
30.0
Thu, Sep 27, 2012
7455.65
-0.24
344998
397
1103
62.6
37.4
Tue, Sep 27, 2011
7504.98
0.14
702851
610
0
75.2
28.4
Mon, Sep 27, 2010
7494.92
-0.27
620155
419
1495
78.8
33.8
Averages of List
7487.77
-0.14
578565.20
682.50
1224.90
69.96
32.29


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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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