Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 319 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 87% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7484.06 on Aug 12, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 28, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 35.94 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 64.62% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 369,262 acre feet

This is 42.91% of the August 12th average of 860,594 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 774,761 acre feet

This is 89.73% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 199,811 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 405,499 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.05% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 49.84% of the Aug 13th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -32.80 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 22.12 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.70 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
7484.06
-0.28
535996
497
1538
82.0
41.0
Tue, Aug 11, 2020
7484.34
-0.26
538095
627
1594
83.0
42.0
Mon, Aug 10, 2020
7484.60
-0.27
540047
556
1563
83.0
39.0
Sun, Aug 09, 2020
7484.87
-0.22
542078
635
1453
83.0
38.0
Sat, Aug 08, 2020
7485.09
-0.26
543736
576
1548
82.0
38.0
Fri, Aug 07, 2020
7485.35
-0.25
545698
612
1546
82.0
37.0
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
Averages of List
7485.59
-0.20
547513.14
722.93
1480.50
83.00
42.71

Averages for August 14th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7501.31
-0.13
680837.33
1184.94
1679.63
77.64
45.54
All-Time
7501.31
-0.13
680837.33
1184.94
1679.63
77.64
45.54

Last 10 August 14th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
7516.77
-0.09
805828
1918
2308
76.0
37.0
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
7460.40
-0.33
373714
511
1528
84.0
40.0
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
7518.29
-0.07
819630
1658
1960
73.0
48.0
Sat, Aug 13, 2016
7510.34
-0.14
748799
1002
1597
75.0
39.0
Thu, Aug 13, 2015
7515.90
-0.15
797983
1339
1999
78.0
50.0
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
7499.22
-0.14
654947
1182
1741
78.0
48.0
Tue, Aug 13, 2013
7461.28
-0.15
379178
1004
1462
75.0
41.0
Mon, Aug 13, 2012
7466.66
-0.23
413579
537
1283
73.4
51.8
Sat, Aug 13, 2011
7515.64
-0.15
795646
1311
1971
80.6
53.6
Fri, Aug 13, 2010
7503.26
-0.14
688387
973
1545
80.6
37.4
Averages of List
7496.78
-0.16
647769.10
1143.50
1739.40
77.36
44.58


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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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