Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 23 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 6% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7504.51 on Oct 21, 2019
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Oct 20, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 15.49 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 84.25% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 22,765 acre feet

This is 79.44% of the October 21st average of 28,656 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 59,257 acre feet

This is 6.86% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 36,922 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 36,492 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 164.12% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 74.98% of the Oct 22nd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 65.63 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 4.07 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.54 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
7504.51
-0.14
698885
768
1355
n/a
n/a
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
7504.65
-0.16
700065
682
1354
n/a
n/a
Sat, Oct 19, 2019
7504.81
-0.24
701415
340
1354
n/a
n/a
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
7505.05
-0.20
703443
509
1353
n/a
n/a
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
7505.25
-0.20
705134
507
1352
68.0
16.0
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
7505.45
-0.18
706827
591
1351
65.0
14.0
Tue, Oct 15, 2019
7505.63
-0.18
708353
589
1350
64.0
14.0
Mon, Oct 14, 2019
7505.81
-0.16
709880
610
1285
63.0
7.0
Sun, Oct 13, 2019
7505.97
-0.18
711238
526
1288
59.0
5.0
Sat, Oct 12, 2019
7506.15
-0.24
712768
322
1342
50.0
3.0
Fri, Oct 11, 2019
7506.39
-0.28
714810
155
1348
40.0
4.0
Thu, Oct 10, 2019
7506.67
-0.20
717196
497
1347
68.0
22.0
Wed, Oct 09, 2019
7506.87
-0.18
718902
582
1346
68.0
20.0
Tue, Oct 08, 2019
7507.05
-0.11
720439
867
1330
68.0
16.0
Averages of List
7505.73
-0.19
709239.64
538.93
1339.64
61.30
12.10

Averages for October 23rd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.24
-0.12
593130.63
656.82
1084.57
56.96
23.35
All-Time
7490.24
-0.12
593130.63
656.82
1084.57
56.96
23.35

Last 10 October 23rd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
7438.77
-0.11
253475
484
754
65.0
18.0
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
7503.16
-0.62
687550
631
1425
57.0
15.0
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
7495.26
-0.23
622876
557
1480
69.0
18.0
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
7502.50
-0.12
682039
817
1314
39.0
33.0
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
7491.12
0.04
590086
871
706
55.0
33.0
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
7456.48
-0.03
349921
660
745
60.0
19.0
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
7452.39
0.05
326047
367
218
64.4
23.0
Sat, Oct 22, 2011
7499.39
-0.19
656339
577
1354
62.6
19.4
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
7486.97
-0.22
557997
464
1304
51.8
37.4
Thu, Oct 22, 2009
7494.02
-0.16
612976
570
1205
53.6
26.6
Averages of List
7482.01
-0.16
533930.60
599.80
1050.50
57.74
24.24


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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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