Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 75 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 20% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7495.54 on Dec 13, 2019
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Dec 17, 2017

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 24.46 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 75.36% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 77,620 acre feet

This is 94.32% of the December 13th average of 82,298 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 188,885 acre feet

This is 21.88% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 110,686 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 111,265 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 147.38% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Dec 14th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 57.95 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 13.04 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.09 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Dec 13, 2019
7495.54
-0.21
625121
696
1543
n/a
n/a
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
7495.75
-0.27
626807
365
1456
n/a
n/a
Wed, Dec 11, 2019
7496.02
-0.29
628978
394
1568
n/a
n/a
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
7496.31
-0.27
631313
479
1574
n/a
n/a
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
7496.58
-0.19
633490
505
1275
n/a
n/a
Sun, Dec 08, 2019
7496.77
-0.03
635024
768
887
n/a
n/a
Sat, Dec 07, 2019
7496.80
-0.12
635266
433
919
n/a
n/a
Fri, Dec 06, 2019
7496.92
-0.11
636236
563
1008
42.0
19.0
Thu, Dec 05, 2019
7497.03
-0.09
637126
637
1000
40.0
18.0
Wed, Dec 04, 2019
7497.12
-0.18
637854
479
1210
45.0
14.0
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
7497.30
-0.09
639311
524
889
30.0
3.0
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
7497.39
-0.13
640041
457
985
22.0
-5.0
Sun, Dec 01, 2019
7497.52
-0.11
641095
364
892
26.0
-8.0
Sat, Nov 30, 2019
7497.63
-0.14
641987
442
1012
44.0
18.0
Averages of List
7496.76
-0.16
634974.93
507.57
1158.43
35.57
8.43

Averages for December 14th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7485.27
-0.15
552162.96
450.90
1041.86
30.72
4.73
All-Time
7485.27
-0.15
552162.96
450.90
1041.86
30.72
4.73

Last 10 December 14th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
7437.42
-0.17
246856
242
658
27.0
-15.0
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
7496.11
-0.24
629702
612
1584
39.0
12.0
Wed, Dec 14, 2016
7492.08
-0.06
597623
486
486
39.0
28.0
Mon, Dec 14, 2015
7498.53
-0.19
649309
426
1204
35.0
-2.0
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
7491.03
-0.08
589382
671
984
32.0
19.0
Sat, Dec 14, 2013
7460.14
0.07
372108
381
161
17.0
-7.0
Fri, Dec 14, 2012
7452.41
0.02
326161
302
242
33.8
3.2
Wed, Dec 14, 2011
7493.31
-0.23
607338
574
1490
33.8
10.4
Tue, Dec 14, 2010
7486.73
-0.02
556166
452
527
39.2
30.2
Mon, Dec 14, 2009
7491.03
-0.10
589382
459
851
24.8
-11.2
Averages of List
7479.88
-0.10
516402.70
460.50
818.70
32.06
6.76


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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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