Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 201 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 55% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7463.36 on Apr 18, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Nov 6, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 56.64 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 46.78% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 195,016 acre feet

This is 87.92% of the April 18th average of 221,800 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 220,178 acre feet

This is 24.04% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 50,562 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 25,162 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 89.57% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 44.05% of the Apr 19th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -18.31 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 6.79 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -4.17 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
7463.36
-0.28
388073
746
1630
50.0
22.0
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
7463.64
-0.21
389847
805
1467
43.0
23.0
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
7463.85
-0.18
391180
950
1517
44.0
27.0
Thu, Apr 15, 2021
7464.03
-0.09
392326
561
841
50.0
31.0
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
7464.12
-0.02
392900
1100
1154
61.0
38.0
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
7464.14
-0.20
393027
481
1115
51.0
33.0
Mon, Apr 12, 2021
7464.34
0.11
394304
1509
1113
59.0
20.0
Sun, Apr 11, 2021
7464.23
-0.06
393601
945
1129
61.0
17.0
Sat, Apr 10, 2021
7464.29
-0.06
393985
936
1120
58.0
16.0
Fri, Apr 09, 2021
7464.35
-0.05
394368
959
1111
52.0
24.0
Thu, Apr 08, 2021
7464.40
-0.07
394688
770
986
59.0
25.0
Wed, Apr 07, 2021
7464.47
-0.05
395135
942
1095
54.0
26.0
Tue, Apr 06, 2021
7464.52
-3.01
395455
960
1114
49.0
25.0
Mon, Apr 05, 2021
7467.53
2.88
415020
10642
1189
67.0
22.0
Averages of List
7464.38
-0.09
394564.93
1593.29
1184.36
54.14
24.93

Averages for April 19th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7467.42
0.06
427292.85
1499.25
1317.94
54.74
25.79
All-Time
7467.42
0.06
427292.85
1499.25
1317.94
54.74
25.79

Last 10 April 19th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
7481.47
-0.20
516764
664
1395
53.0
32.0
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
7442.06
0.49
270037
2059
787
58.0
25.0
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
7480.22
-0.23
507600
532
1367
62.0
21.0
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
7494.91
0.69
620075
3645
855
60.0
35.0
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
7488.38
-0.04
568806
1195
1338
44.0
30.0
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
7492.80
0.05
603301
1165
952
48.0
23.0
Sat, Apr 19, 2014
7470.83
0.50
441416
2497
776
60.0
37.0
Fri, Apr 19, 2013
7455.07
0.03
341581
468
370
44.6
14.0
Thu, Apr 19, 2012
7484.43
-0.17
538771
646
1277
53.6
n/a
Tue, Apr 19, 2011
7476.10
0.12
477975
2082
1642
48.2
33.8
Averages of List
7476.63
0.12
488632.60
1495.30
1075.90
53.14
27.87


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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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