Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 112 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 31% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.12 on Jan 19, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 18, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.88 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.14% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 85,191 acre feet

This is 75.9% of the January 19th average of 112,243 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 119,399 acre feet

This is 13.04% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 39,326 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 34,208 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 76.14% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 97.98% of the Jan 20th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -22.83 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 1.68 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.20 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Jan 19, 2021
7465.12
0.05
399309
442
276
33.0
4.0
Mon, Jan 18, 2021
7465.07
0.03
398986
400
300
35.0
8.0
Sun, Jan 17, 2021
7465.04
0.01
398793
395
360
41.0
13.0
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
7465.03
0.09
398729
416
122
36.0
5.0
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
7464.94
0.03
398150
458
358
35.0
1.0
Thu, Jan 14, 2021
7464.91
0.03
397957
384
284
36.0
13.0
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
7464.88
-0.05
397764
171
331
33.0
-10.0
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
7464.93
-0.01
398086
306
336
10.0
-21.0
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
7464.94
0.00
398150
340
337
15.0
-18.0
Sun, Jan 10, 2021
7464.94
0.00
398150
354
351
19.0
-11.0
Sat, Jan 09, 2021
7464.94
0.00
398150
307
305
24.0
-7.0
Fri, Jan 08, 2021
7464.94
0.01
398150
387
353
16.0
-12.0
Thu, Jan 07, 2021
7464.93
0.01
398086
386
351
23.0
-9.0
Wed, Jan 06, 2021
7464.92
0.02
398021
419
352
21.0
-9.0
Averages of List
7464.97
0.02
398320.07
368.93
315.43
26.93
-3.79

Averages for January 20th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7479.38
-0.17
506779.62
414.54
1045.75
25.40
-3.47
All-Time
7479.38
-0.17
506779.62
414.54
1045.75
25.40
-3.47

Last 10 January 20th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jan 20, 2020
7487.74
-0.21
563887
377
1186
14.0
-18.0
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
7438.44
0.01
251848
270
243
21.0
-11.0
Sat, Jan 20, 2018
7488.15
-0.10
567036
514
898
45.0
9.0
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
7491.12
-0.02
590086
518
594
25.0
7.0
Wed, Jan 20, 2016
7492.61
-0.08
601801
503
818
24.0
1.0
Tue, Jan 20, 2015
7486.50
-0.14
554415
549
1083
24.0
8.0
Mon, Jan 20, 2014
7462.33
0.02
385758
336
270
26.0
-9.0
Sun, Jan 20, 2013
7452.61
-0.01
327306
251
278
17.6
-20.2
Fri, Jan 20, 2012
7486.20
-0.10
552135
384
764
41.0
12.2
Thu, Jan 20, 2011
7486.50
0.02
554415
524
444
33.8
6.8
Averages of List
7477.22
-0.06
494868.70
422.60
657.80
27.14
-1.42


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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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