Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 183 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 50% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7484.07 on Mar 29, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Mar 28, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 35.93 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 64.63% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 183,714 acre feet

This is 100.68% of the March 29th average of 182,475 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 383,250 acre feet

This is 44.39% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 199,736 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 199,536 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 141.57% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 73.31% of the Mar 30th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 46.16 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 24.51 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.36 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
7484.48
0.05
539146
708
511
56.0
19.0
Mon, Mar 16, 2020
7484.43
0.05
538771
722
525
54.0
18.0
Averages of List
7484.48
-0.02
539119.79
644.86
720.29
50.57
20.71

Averages for March 31st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7467.97
-0.12
430014.61
814.92
1192.75
51.28
21.45
All-Time
7467.97
-0.12
430014.61
814.92
1192.75
51.28
21.45

Last 10 March 31st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
7438.01
0.03
249736
596
516
37.0
18.0
Sat, Mar 31, 2018
7483.73
-0.16
533528
477
1070
60.0
23.0
Fri, Mar 31, 2017
7488.71
0.24
571350
1851
908
51.0
30.0
Thu, Mar 31, 2016
7487.62
-0.11
562967
675
1091
39.0
15.0
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
7488.96
0.31
573280
1457
241
64.0
23.0
Mon, Mar 31, 2014
7465.76
0.15
407705
609
110
42.0
26.0
Sun, Mar 31, 2013
7454.12
0.13
336027
642
253
57.2
24.8
Sat, Mar 31, 2012
7484.49
0.13
539221
1112
611
69.8
26.6
Thu, Mar 31, 2011
7478.48
-0.25
494977
690
1590
60.8
24.8
Wed, Mar 31, 2010
7484.88
-0.08
542154
595
889
53.6
24.8
Averages of List
7475.48
0.04
481094.50
870.40
727.90
53.44
23.60


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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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