Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 366 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 100% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7470.67 on Sep 29, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jul 13, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 49.33 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 53.08% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 625,596 acre feet

This is 66.08% of the September 29th average of 946,747 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 913,483 acre feet

This is 105.8% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 295,477 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 287,887 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.37% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 45.93% of the Sep 30th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -38.38 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 37.91 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.70 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Sep 29, 2020
7470.67
-0.34
440330
139
1293
74.0
22.0
Mon, Sep 28, 2020
7471.01
-0.30
442640
375
1395
61.0
26.0
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
7471.31
-0.28
444684
326
1279
69.0
31.0
Sat, Sep 26, 2020
7471.59
-0.23
446596
475
1257
75.0
31.0
Fri, Sep 25, 2020
7471.82
-0.32
448169
386
1481
78.0
31.0
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
7472.14
-0.23
450364
458
1243
79.0
31.0
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
7472.37
-0.38
451944
-272
1036
73.0
35.0
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
7472.75
-0.26
454562
702
1595
72.0
37.0
Mon, Sep 21, 2020
7473.01
-0.20
456357
733
1419
75.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
7473.21
-0.31
457741
410
1480
75.0
42.0
Sat, Sep 19, 2020
7473.52
-0.30
459890
445
1483
74.0
38.0
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
7473.82
-0.28
461974
456
1426
77.0
33.0
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
7474.10
-0.27
463924
499
1435
75.0
33.0
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
7474.37
-0.30
465808
459
1503
76.0
34.0
Averages of List
7472.55
-0.29
453213.07
399.36
1380.36
73.79
32.64

Averages for September 30th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7493.53
-0.16
618931.49
717.33
1295.27
67.53
32.61
All-Time
7493.53
-0.16
618931.49
717.33
1295.27
67.53
32.61

Last 10 September 30th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
7508.84
-0.21
735807
709
1610
73.0
38.0
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
7444.44
-1.31
282401
391
1500
75.0
27.0
Sat, Sep 30, 2017
7508.43
0.24
732274
880
1692
61.0
35.0
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
7500.48
-0.05
665296
717
913
64.0
42.0
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
7507.65
-0.19
725574
663
1471
75.0
44.0
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
7492.28
0.05
599198
1562
1351
51.0
33.0
Mon, Sep 30, 2013
7456.24
0.07
348493
1149
931
69.0
28.0
Sun, Sep 30, 2012
7454.82
-0.28
340114
326
1146
66.2
33.8
Fri, Sep 30, 2011
7504.54
-0.25
699138
686
1737
73.4
30.2
Thu, Sep 30, 2010
7493.54
-0.45
609162
448
2238
78.8
30.2
Averages of List
7487.13
-0.24
573745.70
753.10
1458.90
68.64
34.12


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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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