Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 147 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 40% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7484.55 on Feb 23, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Feb 22, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 35.45 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 65.06% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 143,881 acre feet

This is 101.55% of the February 23rd average of 141,689 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 340,291 acre feet

This is 39.41% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 196,135 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 196,410 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 143.62% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Feb 24th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 46.92 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 24.03 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.76 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
n/a
n/a
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
7484.80
-0.07
541551
481
743
n/a
n/a
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
7484.87
-0.06
542078
528
751
n/a
n/a
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
7484.93
-0.08
542530
478
778
n/a
n/a
Sat, Feb 15, 2020
7485.01
-0.08
543133
413
714
n/a
n/a
Fri, Feb 14, 2020
7485.09
-0.08
543736
467
767
n/a
n/a
Thu, Feb 13, 2020
7485.17
-0.10
544339
385
762
n/a
n/a
Wed, Feb 12, 2020
7485.27
-0.06
545094
405
629
n/a
n/a
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
7485.33
0.02
545547
549
469
36.0
16.0
Mon, Feb 10, 2020
7485.31
-0.09
545396
434
773
34.0
8.0
Averages of List
7484.93
-0.06
542499.64
445.50
672.00
35.00
12.00

Averages for February 24th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7473.24
-0.17
463414.84
424.33
998.12
29.56
4.65
All-Time
7473.24
-0.17
463414.84
424.33
998.12
29.56
4.65

Last 10 February 24th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
7437.58
-0.05
247635
337
457
28.0
-17.0
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
7485.70
0.06
548344
499
609
24.0
14.0
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
7489.03
-0.16
573821
450
1070
21.0
1.0
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
7487.74
-0.16
563887
401
1016
21.0
-5.0
Tue, Feb 24, 2015
7485.45
0.01
546453
507
464
30.0
8.0
Mon, Feb 24, 2014
7464.09
0.02
396933
380
312
32.0
0.0
Sun, Feb 24, 2013
7452.91
0.02
329028
304
243
19.4
1.4
Fri, Feb 24, 2012
7483.88
-0.04
534649
364
510
33.8
-2.2
Thu, Feb 24, 2011
7483.97
-0.18
535322
400
1076
33.8
24.8
Wed, Feb 24, 2010
7485.39
-0.05
546000
399
585
28.4
-0.4
Averages of List
7475.57
-0.05
482207.20
404.10
634.20
27.14
2.46


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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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