Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 309 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 84% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7486.35 on Aug 2, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Aug 1, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 33.65 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 66.7% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 355,989 acre feet

This is 42.61% of the August 2nd average of 835,529 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 744,564 acre feet

This is 86.24% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 182,533 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 388,575 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.59% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 51.20% of the Aug 4th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -31.86 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 24.41 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.55 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Aug 02, 2020
7486.35
-0.15
553274
728
1284
83.0
49.0
Sat, Aug 01, 2020
7486.50
-0.11
554415
914
1317
80.0
43.0
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
7486.61
-0.15
555252
895
1452
85.0
44.0
Thu, Jul 30, 2020
7486.76
-0.15
556395
892
1450
82.0
43.0
Wed, Jul 29, 2020
7486.91
-0.13
557539
1067
1548
83.0
48.0
Tue, Jul 28, 2020
7487.04
-0.09
558531
1119
1446
77.0
54.0
Mon, Jul 27, 2020
7487.13
0.12
559218
1986
1504
81.0
54.0
Sun, Jul 26, 2020
7487.01
-0.09
558302
1120
1447
77.0
53.0
Sat, Jul 25, 2020
7487.10
-0.10
558989
1046
1411
72.0
55.0
Fri, Jul 24, 2020
7487.20
-0.13
559753
999
1480
72.0
55.0
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
7487.33
-0.22
560747
678
1507
77.0
45.0
Wed, Jul 22, 2020
7487.55
-0.19
562431
754
1467
77.0
47.0
Tue, Jul 21, 2020
7487.74
-0.16
563887
711
1309
84.0
42.0
Mon, Jul 20, 2020
7487.90
-0.21
565115
775
1567
83.0
42.0
Averages of List
7487.08
-0.13
558846.29
977.43
1442.07
79.50
48.14

Averages for August 4th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.35
-0.08
689061.57
1369.35
1739.75
75.92
48.15
All-Time
7502.35
-0.08
689061.57
1369.35
1739.75
75.92
48.15

Last 10 August 4th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
7517.72
-0.25
814440
2187
3312
83.0
50.0
Sat, Aug 04, 2018
7463.36
0.60
392276
512
1267
67.0
57.0
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
7518.42
0.02
820816
1917
1803
75.0
46.0
Thu, Aug 04, 2016
7511.54
-0.15
759275
1349
1990
64.0
57.0
Tue, Aug 04, 2015
7516.63
-0.01
804562
1723
1747
78.0
46.0
Mon, Aug 04, 2014
7500.07
-0.06
661921
1519
1748
73.0
53.0
Sun, Aug 04, 2013
7462.49
-0.16
386766
997
1491
77.0
42.0
Sat, Aug 04, 2012
7468.52
-0.19
425870
644
1267
82.4
44.6
Thu, Aug 04, 2011
7516.45
0.00
802937
2148
2126
73.4
51.8
Wed, Aug 04, 2010
7504.05
0.00
695013
1517
1497
71.6
46.4
Averages of List
7497.93
-0.02
656387.60
1451.30
1824.80
74.44
49.38


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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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