Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 120 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 33% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7486.84 on Jan 27, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 26, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 33.16 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 67.15% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 119,637 acre feet

This is 100.28% of the January 27th average of 119,299 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 298,915 acre feet

This is 34.62% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 178,802 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 179,278 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 146.58% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Jan 28th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 48.44 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 21.74 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.76 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jan 27, 2020
7486.84
-0.16
557005
402
1015
n/a
n/a
Sun, Jan 26, 2020
7487.00
-0.13
558226
435
932
n/a
n/a
Sat, Jan 25, 2020
7487.13
-0.10
559218
571
953
n/a
n/a
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
7487.23
-0.15
559982
450
1025
n/a
n/a
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
7487.38
-0.10
561130
598
981
n/a
n/a
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
7487.48
-0.13
561895
569
1068
n/a
n/a
Tue, Jan 21, 2020
7487.61
-0.13
562891
566
1065
n/a
n/a
Mon, Jan 20, 2020
7487.74
-0.21
563887
377
1186
n/a
n/a
Sun, Jan 19, 2020
7487.95
-0.11
565499
439
862
n/a
n/a
Sat, Jan 18, 2020
7488.06
-0.15
566344
419
998
n/a
n/a
Fri, Jan 17, 2020
7488.21
-0.13
567497
554
1055
n/a
n/a
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
7488.34
-0.16
568498
455
1074
n/a
n/a
Wed, Jan 15, 2020
7488.50
-0.10
569730
506
892
n/a
n/a
Tue, Jan 14, 2020
7488.60
-0.11
570501
562
987
31.0
-16.0
Averages of List
7487.72
-0.13
563735.93
493.07
1006.64
31.00
-16.00

Averages for January 28th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7477.90
-0.16
495991.63
406.84
1010.65
27.65
0.02
All-Time
7477.90
-0.16
495991.63
406.84
1010.65
27.65
0.02

Last 10 January 28th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
7438.42
0.02
251749
332
280
15.0
-13.0
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
7486.69
-0.17
555862
355
1004
39.0
-4.0
Sat, Jan 28, 2017
7490.78
0.05
587427
262
258
-2.0
-29.0
Thu, Jan 28, 2016
7491.57
-0.09
593614
426
778
10.0
-14.0
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
7485.63
-0.05
547814
563
751
37.0
6.0
Tue, Jan 28, 2014
7462.60
0.05
387460
462
300
28.0
3.0
Mon, Jan 28, 2013
7452.70
0.05
327822
331
241
30.2
15.8
Sat, Jan 28, 2012
7485.50
-0.11
546831
330
746
28.4
-7.6
Fri, Jan 28, 2011
7486.37
-0.01
553426
405
439
28.4
-4.0
Thu, Jan 28, 2010
7487.33
-0.09
560747
431
775
35.6
19.4
Averages of List
7476.76
-0.04
491275.20
389.70
557.20
24.96
-2.74


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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
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