Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 151 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 41% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7484.27 on Feb 27, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Feb 26, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 35.73 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 64.81% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 147,283 acre feet

This is 101.51% of the February 27th average of 145,092 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 345,756 acre feet

This is 40.05% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 198,237 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 198,473 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 143.24% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Feb 28th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 46.72 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 24.31 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.82 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
7484.27
-0.04
537570
396
542
n/a
n/a
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
7484.31
-0.09
537870
240
575
n/a
n/a
Tue, Feb 25, 2020
7484.40
-0.07
538545
675
935
n/a
n/a
Mon, Feb 24, 2020
7484.47
-0.08
539071
404
703
n/a
n/a
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
7484.55
-0.04
539672
446
592
n/a
n/a
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
7484.59
-0.04
539972
310
457
n/a
n/a
Fri, Feb 21, 2020
7484.63
-0.05
540273
454
639
n/a
n/a
Thu, Feb 20, 2020
7484.68
-0.05
540649
450
636
n/a
n/a
Wed, Feb 19, 2020
7484.73
-0.07
541025
437
698
33.0
0.0
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
7484.80
-0.07
541551
481
743
40.0
15.0
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
7484.87
-0.06
542078
528
751
35.0
24.0
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
7484.93
-0.08
542530
478
778
34.0
-3.0
Sat, Feb 15, 2020
7485.01
-0.08
543133
413
714
31.0
-5.0
Fri, Feb 14, 2020
7485.09
-0.08
543736
467
767
34.0
-3.0
Averages of List
7484.67
-0.06
540548.21
441.36
680.71
34.50
4.67

Averages for February 28th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7472.47
-0.20
458255.86
447.10
1095.86
31.22
8.05
All-Time
7472.47
-0.20
458255.86
447.10
1095.86
31.22
8.05

Last 10 February 28th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
7437.59
0.04
247684
506
404
25.0
-5.0
Wed, Feb 28, 2018
7485.54
-0.05
547134
366
552
37.0
15.0
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
7488.71
0.06
571350
539
300
30.0
16.0
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
7487.17
-0.17
559524
467
1117
39.0
5.0
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
7485.47
0.02
546604
592
510
28.0
8.0
Fri, Feb 28, 2014
7464.31
0.06
398343
482
284
41.0
28.0
Thu, Feb 28, 2013
7452.95
0.03
329258
249
158
23.0
-18.4
Tue, Feb 28, 2012
7483.75
0.01
533677
504
461
33.8
23.0
Mon, Feb 28, 2011
7483.46
-0.22
531512
421
1243
33.8
-0.4
Sun, Feb 28, 2010
7485.33
0.04
545547
469
312
33.8
17.6
Averages of List
7475.43
-0.02
481063.30
459.50
534.10
32.44
8.88


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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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