Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 22 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 6% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.09 on Oct 21, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jul 29, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.91 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.63% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 14,370 acre feet

This is 50.64% of the October 21st average of 28,376 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 49,314 acre feet

This is 5.38% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 35,271 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 34,944 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 63.54% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 54.48% of the Oct 22nd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -39.42 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 5.06 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.26 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
7465.09
-0.18
403364
451
1032
70.0
17.0
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
7465.27
-0.24
404528
270
1048
69.0
19.0
Mon, Oct 19, 2020
7465.51
-0.20
406082
347
995
67.0
21.0
Sun, Oct 18, 2020
7465.71
-0.20
407380
320
969
66.0
23.0
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
7465.91
-0.24
408681
384
1166
66.0
20.0
Fri, Oct 16, 2020
7466.15
-0.25
410245
350
1166
64.0
16.0
Thu, Oct 15, 2020
7466.40
-0.36
411877
339
1521
60.0
33.0
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
7466.76
-0.25
414235
369
1189
72.0
21.0
Tue, Oct 13, 2020
7467.01
-0.23
415876
321
1077
71.0
21.0
Mon, Oct 12, 2020
7467.24
-0.28
417390
377
1300
64.0
17.0
Sun, Oct 11, 2020
7467.52
-0.33
419236
199
1292
59.0
27.0
Sat, Oct 10, 2020
7467.85
-0.25
421419
401
1229
72.0
26.0
Fri, Oct 09, 2020
7468.10
-0.25
423076
365
1194
73.0
25.0
Thu, Oct 08, 2020
7468.35
-0.24
424738
356
1153
74.0
21.0
Averages of List
7466.63
-0.25
413437.64
346.36
1166.50
67.64
21.93

Averages for October 22nd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.52
-0.12
595210.34
652.08
1088.96
55.90
22.45
All-Time
7490.52
-0.12
595210.34
652.08
1088.96
55.90
22.45

Last 10 October 22nd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
7504.30
-0.21
697116
420
1304
40.0
9.0
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
7438.77
-0.11
253475
484
754
65.0
18.0
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
7503.16
-0.62
687550
631
1425
57.0
15.0
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
7495.26
-0.23
622876
557
1480
69.0
18.0
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
7502.50
-0.12
682039
817
1314
39.0
33.0
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
7491.12
0.04
590086
871
706
55.0
33.0
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
7456.48
-0.03
349921
660
745
60.0
19.0
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
7452.39
0.05
326047
367
218
64.4
23.0
Sat, Oct 22, 2011
7499.39
-0.19
656339
577
1354
62.6
19.4
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
7486.97
-0.22
557997
464
1304
51.8
37.4
Averages of List
7483.03
-0.16
542344.60
584.80
1060.40
56.38
22.48


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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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