Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 312 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 85% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7485.85 on Aug 5, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 31, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 34.15 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 66.24% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 360,951 acre feet

This is 42.79% of the August 5th average of 843,612 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 753,210 acre feet

This is 87.24% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 186,327 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 392,259 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.48% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 52.58% of the Aug 7th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -31.65 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 23.91 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.48 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Aug 05, 2020
7485.85
-0.20
549480
713
1459
84.0
42.0
Tue, Aug 04, 2020
7486.05
-0.15
550996
1018
1574
85.0
50.0
Mon, Aug 03, 2020
7486.20
-0.15
552135
771
1326
85.0
48.0
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
Averages of List
7486.72
-0.12
556073.29
996.14
1443.21
80.21
48.79

Averages for August 7th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.06
-0.10
686773.71
1312.02
1705.20
77.19
47.41
All-Time
7502.06
-0.10
686773.71
1312.02
1705.20
77.19
47.41

Last 10 August 7th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Aug 07, 2019
7517.22
-0.06
809901
2404
2657
81.0
48.0
Tue, Aug 07, 2018
7462.41
-0.35
386262
499
1598
83.0
41.0
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
7518.51
0.05
821638
2004
1752
70.0
48.0
Sun, Aug 07, 2016
7511.26
-0.16
756824
1264
1949
77.0
46.0
Fri, Aug 07, 2015
7516.43
-0.10
802757
1463
1896
75.0
42.0
Thu, Aug 07, 2014
7499.91
-0.08
660605
1442
1754
78.0
48.0
Wed, Aug 07, 2013
7462.02
-0.13
383809
1089
1485
62.0
51.0
Tue, Aug 07, 2012
7467.90
-0.19
421750
680
1299
82.4
50.0
Sun, Aug 07, 2011
7516.34
-0.06
801945
1563
1814
82.4
37.4
Sat, Aug 07, 2010
7503.95
-0.07
694173
1186
1463
75.2
55.4
Averages of List
7497.60
-0.11
653966.40
1359.40
1766.70
76.60
46.68


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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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