Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 184 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 50% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7483.85 on Mar 31, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Mar 30, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 36.15 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 64.43% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 186,249 acre feet

This is 100.3% of the March 31st average of 185,697 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 387,393 acre feet

This is 44.87% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 201,382 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 201,144 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 141.44% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 70.45% of the Apr 1st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 45.84 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 24.73 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.68 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
7483.85
-0.16
534425
519
1113
n/a
n/a
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
7484.01
-0.06
535622
759
976
n/a
n/a
Sun, Mar 29, 2020
7484.07
-0.15
536071
419
976
n/a
n/a
Sat, Mar 28, 2020
7484.22
-0.10
537195
623
992
n/a
n/a
Fri, Mar 27, 2020
7484.32
-0.12
537945
588
1033
n/a
n/a
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
7484.44
-0.18
538846
655
1328
n/a
n/a
Wed, Mar 25, 2020
7484.62
-0.04
540198
693
836
n/a
n/a
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
7484.66
0.05
540498
636
438
n/a
n/a
Mon, Mar 23, 2020
7484.61
0.01
540123
568
521
n/a
n/a
Sun, Mar 22, 2020
7484.60
0.05
540047
653
456
38.0
20.0
Sat, Mar 21, 2020
7484.55
-0.01
539672
575
605
55.0
22.0
Fri, Mar 20, 2020
7484.56
-0.02
539747
604
672
38.0
20.0
Thu, Mar 19, 2020
7484.58
0.05
539897
797
600
55.0
23.0
Wed, Mar 18, 2020
7484.53
0.05
539521
787
591
58.0
23.0
Averages of List
7484.40
-0.05
538557.64
634.00
795.50
48.80
21.60

Averages for April 1st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7467.86
-0.12
429319.90
820.12
1163.49
51.89
21.07
All-Time
7467.86
-0.12
429319.90
820.12
1163.49
51.89
21.07

Last 10 April 1st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
7437.99
-0.02
249638
556
599
38.0
22.0
Sun, Apr 01, 2018
7483.54
-0.19
532109
571
1277
61.0
33.0
Sat, Apr 01, 2017
7488.96
0.25
573280
1603
620
48.0
24.0
Fri, Apr 01, 2016
7487.49
-0.13
561972
551
1043
44.0
15.0
Wed, Apr 01, 2015
7489.23
0.27
575369
1548
485
59.0
26.0
Tue, Apr 01, 2014
7465.95
0.19
408941
772
141
48.0
32.0
Mon, Apr 01, 2013
7454.24
0.12
336726
708
348
57.2
26.6
Sun, Apr 01, 2012
7484.61
0.12
540123
1050
585
66.2
21.2
Fri, Apr 01, 2011
7478.32
-0.16
493824
957
1529
66.2
21.2
Thu, Apr 01, 2010
7484.86
-0.02
542003
709
775
33.8
17.6
Averages of List
7475.52
0.04
481398.50
902.50
740.20
52.14
23.86


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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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