Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Water Summary
Today is day 63 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 17% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7464.51 on Dec 1, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Nov 30, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 55.49 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.18% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 48,963 acre feet

This is 68.73% of the December 1st average of 71,242 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 87,326 acre feet

This is 9.53% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 39,008 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 38,363 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 74.84% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 97.98% of the Dec 2nd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -33.01 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 1.07 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.48 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Dec 01, 2020
7464.51
-0.08
399627
215
471
30.0
0.0
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
7464.59
0.06
400141
387
190
27.0
-1.0
Sun, Nov 29, 2020
7464.53
0.03
399755
331
231
31.0
-2.0
Sat, Nov 28, 2020
7464.50
0.06
399562
385
188
27.0
1.0
Fri, Nov 27, 2020
7464.44
0.02
399177
408
341
32.0
10.0
Thu, Nov 26, 2020
7464.42
0.02
399049
354
286
25.0
1.0
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
7464.40
0.03
398920
481
382
27.0
3.0
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
7464.37
0.01
398728
392
356
34.0
18.0
Mon, Nov 23, 2020
7464.36
0.11
398663
627
268
50.0
29.0
Sun, Nov 22, 2020
7464.25
0.07
397958
494
265
50.0
17.0
Sat, Nov 21, 2020
7464.18
0.05
397509
527
363
51.0
26.0
Fri, Nov 20, 2020
7464.13
0.03
397189
471
371
50.0
18.0
Thu, Nov 19, 2020
7464.10
0.07
396997
582
353
57.0
25.0
Wed, Nov 18, 2020
7464.03
0.00
396549
357
353
58.0
19.0
Averages of List
7464.34
0.03
398558.86
429.36
315.57
39.21
11.71

Averages for December 2nd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7487.18
-0.12
567215.00
464.20
938.04
34.69
6.33
All-Time
7487.18
-0.12
567215.00
464.20
938.04
34.69
6.33

Last 10 December 2nd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
7497.39
-0.13
640041
457
985
22.0
-5.0
Sun, Dec 02, 2018
7438.07
-0.01
250030
254
277
29.0
-9.0
Sat, Dec 02, 2017
7499.51
-0.11
657322
600
1051
54.0
24.0
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
7492.32
-0.11
599513
246
679
30.0
5.0
Wed, Dec 02, 2015
7499.57
-0.06
657814
433
678
33.0
0.0
Tue, Dec 02, 2014
7491.84
-0.05
595735
562
757
35.0
10.0
Mon, Dec 02, 2013
7459.51
0.07
368234
463
244
46.0
24.0
Sun, Dec 02, 2012
7452.38
0.00
325990
273
270
50.0
12.2
Fri, Dec 02, 2011
7496.46
-0.23
632522
435
1367
41.0
10.4
Thu, Dec 02, 2010
7486.60
0.01
555176
540
498
39.2
17.6
Averages of List
7481.37
-0.06
528237.70
426.30
680.60
37.92
8.92


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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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