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Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 68 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 19% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7497.03 on Dec 5, 2019
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Dec 4, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 22.97 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 76.81% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 69,561 acre feet

This is 92.34% of the December 5th average of 75,333 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 168,871 acre feet

This is 19.56% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 98,681 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 99,310 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 145.5% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Dec 7th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 59.07 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 11.55 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.62 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Dec 05, 2019
7497.03
-0.27
637126
637
1000
n/a
n/a
Wed, Dec 04, 2019
7497.12
0.09
637854
579
1310
45.0
14.0
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
7497.30
-0.09
639311
564
929
30.0
3.0
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
7497.39
-0.13
640041
457
985
22.0
-5.0
Sun, Dec 01, 2019
7497.52
-0.11
641095
364
892
26.0
-8.0
Sat, Nov 30, 2019
7497.63
-0.14
641987
442
1012
44.0
18.0
Fri, Nov 29, 2019
7497.77
-0.10
643124
583
989
47.0
23.0
Thu, Nov 28, 2019
7497.87
-0.12
643936
557
1045
32.0
7.0
Wed, Nov 27, 2019
7497.99
-0.14
644912
491
1061
24.0
0.0
Tue, Nov 26, 2019
7498.13
-0.17
646051
310
1004
33.0
12.0
Mon, Nov 25, 2019
7498.30
-0.16
647435
356
1009
35.0
8.0
Sun, Nov 24, 2019
7498.46
-0.12
648738
511
1001
39.0
6.0
Sat, Nov 23, 2019
7498.58
-0.07
649717
576
860
39.0
11.0
Fri, Nov 22, 2019
7498.65
-0.11
650288
550
999
39.0
30.0
Averages of List
7497.84
-0.12
643686.79
498.36
1006.86
35.00
9.15

Averages for December 7th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7486.30
-0.14
560356.00
454.38
1031.80
30.03
6.08
All-Time
7486.30
-0.14
560356.00
454.38
1031.80
30.03
6.08

Last 10 December 7th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
7437.92
0.09
249295
408
530
27.0
14.0
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
7498.19
-0.34
646539
195
1588
30.0
-2.0
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
7492.15
-0.03
598174
543
658
21.0
-2.0
Mon, Dec 07, 2015
7499.39
-0.06
656339
327
572
39.0
3.0
Sun, Dec 07, 2014
7491.61
-0.07
593928
574
848
44.0
19.0
Sat, Dec 07, 2013
7459.82
0.04
370137
374
248
14.0
-2.0
Fri, Dec 07, 2012
7452.47
0.02
326505
346
286
42.8
24.8
Wed, Dec 07, 2011
7495.15
-0.30
621995
320
1528
28.4
-5.8
Tue, Dec 07, 2010
7486.70
-0.01
555938
481
517
35.6
3.2
Mon, Dec 07, 2009
7491.91
-0.10
596285
493
887
24.8
15.8
Averages of List
7480.53
-0.08
521513.50
406.10
766.20
30.66
6.80


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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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