Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 109 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 30% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.03 on Jan 16, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 15, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.97 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.07% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 82,738 acre feet

This is 75.41% of the January 16th average of 109,718 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 117,542 acre feet

This is 12.83% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 39,906 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 34,804 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 75.84% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 97.98% of the Jan 17th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -23.31 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 1.59 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.19 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
7465.03
0.09
398729
416
122
36.0
5.0
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
7464.94
0.03
398150
458
358
35.0
1.0
Thu, Jan 14, 2021
7464.91
0.03
397957
384
284
36.0
13.0
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
7464.88
-0.05
397764
171
331
33.0
-10.0
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
7464.93
-0.01
398086
306
336
10.0
-21.0
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
7464.94
0.00
398150
340
337
15.0
-18.0
Sun, Jan 10, 2021
7464.94
0.00
398150
354
351
19.0
-11.0
Sat, Jan 09, 2021
7464.94
0.00
398150
307
305
24.0
-7.0
Fri, Jan 08, 2021
7464.94
0.01
398150
387
353
16.0
-12.0
Thu, Jan 07, 2021
7464.93
0.01
398086
386
351
23.0
-9.0
Wed, Jan 06, 2021
7464.92
0.02
398021
419
352
21.0
-9.0
Tue, Jan 05, 2021
7464.90
0.03
397893
414
314
34.0
4.0
Mon, Jan 04, 2021
7464.87
0.03
397700
434
335
25.0
0.0
Sun, Jan 03, 2021
7464.84
0.03
397507
428
329
22.0
-12.0
Averages of List
7464.92
0.02
398035.21
371.71
318.43
24.93
-6.14

Averages for January 17th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7479.89
-0.16
510520.42
390.12
1010.33
23.61
-4.64
All-Time
7479.89
-0.16
510520.42
390.12
1010.33
23.61
-4.64

Last 10 January 17th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Jan 17, 2020
7488.21
-0.13
567497
554
1055
19.0
-5.0
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
7438.36
0.05
251454
355
229
33.0
4.0
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
7488.40
-0.57
568960
-1534
680
32.0
-2.0
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
7491.23
0.02
590948
502
420
28.0
15.0
Sun, Jan 17, 2016
7492.92
-0.14
604250
449
1005
33.0
3.0
Sat, Jan 17, 2015
7487.00
-0.19
558226
490
1218
28.0
-2.0
Fri, Jan 17, 2014
7462.25
0.04
385254
389
260
26.0
-4.0
Thu, Jan 17, 2013
7452.65
-0.02
327536
223
278
17.6
-16.6
Tue, Jan 17, 2012
7486.53
-0.09
554643
421
764
26.6
-4.0
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
7486.54
0.01
554720
567
526
39.2
14.0
Averages of List
7477.41
-0.10
496348.80
241.60
643.50
28.24
0.24


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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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