Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 356 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 97% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7473.52 on Sep 19, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 21, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 46.48 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 55.44% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 618,193 acre feet

This is 66.31% of the September 19th average of 932,315 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 886,749 acre feet

This is 102.7% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 275,917 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 268,556 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47.31% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 42.02% of the Sep 20th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -37.60 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 35.06 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.08 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Sep 19, 2020
7473.52
-0.30
459890
445
1483
n/a
n/a
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
7473.82
-0.28
461974
456
1426
77.0
33.0
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
7474.10
-0.27
463924
499
1435
75.0
33.0
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
7474.37
-0.30
465808
459
1503
76.0
34.0
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
7474.67
-0.21
467906
518
1246
76.0
34.0
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
7474.88
-0.25
469378
524
1395
77.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
7475.13
-0.25
471133
490
1362
74.0
32.0
Sat, Sep 12, 2020
7475.38
-0.15
472891
544
1063
69.0
29.0
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
7475.53
-0.18
473948
610
1236
60.0
37.0
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
7475.71
-0.25
475218
688
1564
50.0
35.0
Wed, Sep 09, 2020
7475.96
-0.19
476984
432
1096
n/a
n/a
Tue, Sep 08, 2020
7476.15
-0.19
478329
688
1353
n/a
n/a
Mon, Sep 07, 2020
7476.34
-0.26
479675
438
1354
79.0
36.0
Sun, Sep 06, 2020
7476.60
-0.32
481521
404
1538
86.0
37.0
Averages of List
7475.15
-0.24
471327.07
513.93
1361.00
72.64
33.91

Averages for September 20th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7495.13
-0.16
631551.80
777.57
1407.43
69.74
34.34
All-Time
7495.13
-0.16
631551.80
777.57
1407.43
69.74
34.34

Last 10 September 20th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
7510.92
-0.20
753853
737
1602
75.0
36.0
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
7447.27
-0.24
297524
252
900
68.0
35.0
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
7511.07
-0.29
755163
626
1888
73.0
39.0
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
7502.65
-0.24
683290
796
1791
55.0
37.0
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
7509.49
-0.13
741424
741
1293
73.0
28.0
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
7493.29
-0.14
607179
689
1234
78.0
37.0
Fri, Sep 20, 2013
7454.82
0.02
340114
1059
989
71.0
32.0
Thu, Sep 20, 2012
7457.47
-0.30
355846
293
1192
71.6
30.2
Tue, Sep 20, 2011
7507.02
-0.17
720183
801
1518
71.6
30.2
Mon, Sep 20, 2010
7495.50
0.05
624801
462
245
75.2
35.6
Averages of List
7488.95
-0.16
587937.70
645.60
1265.20
71.14
34.00


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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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