Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Water Summary
Today is day 279 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 76% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7491.13 on Jul 4, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jul 3, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 28.87 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 71.15% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 303,642 acre feet

This is 41.49% of the July 4th average of 731,849 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 656,691 acre feet

This is 76.06% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 145,643 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 353,049 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 52.46% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 36.80% of the Jul 5th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -19.13 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 29.19 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.70 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Jul 04, 2020
7491.13
-0.11
590164
1104
1516
n/a
n/a
Fri, Jul 03, 2020
7491.24
-0.16
591026
920
1530
n/a
n/a
Thu, Jul 02, 2020
7491.40
-0.12
592280
979
1431
n/a
n/a
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
7491.52
29.58
593221
1049
1502
79.0
31.0
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
7461.94
-29.84
383306
-105187
1657
69.0
46.0
Mon, Jun 29, 2020
7491.78
-0.17
595263
1219
1871
79.0
42.0
Sun, Jun 28, 2020
7491.95
-0.23
596600
1164
2054
79.0
44.0
Sat, Jun 27, 2020
7492.18
-0.18
598410
1361
2054
79.0
42.0
Fri, Jun 26, 2020
7492.36
-0.19
599828
1321
2054
83.0
43.0
Thu, Jun 25, 2020
7492.55
-0.15
601327
1246
1821
82.0
42.0
Wed, Jun 24, 2020
7492.70
-0.25
602511
680
1654
85.0
43.0
Tue, Jun 23, 2020
7492.95
0.16
604487
2314
1654
82.0
43.0
Mon, Jun 22, 2020
7492.79
-0.04
603222
1516
1654
82.0
42.0
Sun, Jun 21, 2020
7492.83
-0.04
603539
1517
1654
79.0
37.0
Averages of List
7489.95
-0.12
582513.14
-6342.64
1721.86
79.82
41.36

Averages for July 5th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7503.16
0.12
693776.41
2529.84
1964.14
79.91
46.00
All-Time
7503.16
0.12
693776.41
2529.84
1964.14
79.91
46.00

Last 10 July 5th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Jul 05, 2019
7511.39
1.13
757962
6133
1138
n/a
n/a
Thu, Jul 05, 2018
7473.37
-0.28
458849
509
1469
83.0
48.0
Wed, Jul 05, 2017
7516.04
0.13
799242
2494
1879
84.0
43.0
Tue, Jul 05, 2016
7515.90
0.13
797983
2187
1572
80.0
46.0
Sun, Jul 05, 2015
7518.42
0.11
820816
2925
2393
73.0
53.0
Sat, Jul 05, 2014
7499.56
-0.03
657732
2633
2734
76.0
43.0
Fri, Jul 05, 2013
7469.35
-0.27
431420
780
1676
82.0
57.0
Thu, Jul 05, 2012
7475.32
-0.26
472469
664
1568
77.0
53.6
Tue, Jul 05, 2011
7513.56
0.83
777083
4625
898
82.4
46.4
Mon, Jul 05, 2010
7508.32
-0.12
731328
1095
1591
80.6
37.4
Averages of List
7500.12
0.14
670488.40
2404.50
1691.80
79.78
47.49


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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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