Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 66 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 18% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7497.30 on Dec 3, 2019
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Dec 2, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 22.7 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 77.07% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 67,149 acre feet

This is 91.31% of the December 3rd average of 73,543 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 164,289 acre feet

This is 19.03% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 96,496 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 97,140 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 143.65% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Dec 5th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 59.32 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 11.28 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.60 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
7497.30
-0.09
639311
564
929
n/a
n/a
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
7497.39
-0.13
640041
457
985
n/a
n/a
Sun, Dec 01, 2019
7497.52
-0.11
641095
364
892
n/a
n/a
Sat, Nov 30, 2019
7497.63
-0.14
641987
442
1012
n/a
n/a
Fri, Nov 29, 2019
7497.77
-0.10
643124
583
989
n/a
n/a
Thu, Nov 28, 2019
7497.87
-0.12
643936
557
1045
n/a
n/a
Wed, Nov 27, 2019
7497.99
-0.14
644912
491
1061
n/a
n/a
Tue, Nov 26, 2019
7498.13
-0.17
646051
310
1004
n/a
n/a
Mon, Nov 25, 2019
7498.30
-0.16
647435
356
1009
n/a
n/a
Sun, Nov 24, 2019
7498.46
-0.12
648738
511
1001
n/a
n/a
Sat, Nov 23, 2019
7498.58
-0.07
649717
576
860
n/a
n/a
Fri, Nov 22, 2019
7498.65
-0.11
650288
550
999
n/a
n/a
Thu, Nov 21, 2019
7498.76
-0.14
651186
596
1169
n/a
n/a
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
7498.90
-0.14
652330
629
1201
n/a
n/a
Averages of List
7498.09
-0.12
645725.07
499.00
1011.14
n/a
n/a

Averages for December 5th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7486.60
-0.12
562721.02
445.78
943.68
30.32
4.91
All-Time
7486.60
-0.12
562721.02
445.78
943.68
30.32
4.91

Last 10 December 5th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Dec 05, 2018
7437.96
-0.02
249491
269
316
18.0
-11.0
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
7498.80
-0.29
651513
347
1538
34.0
3.0
Mon, Dec 05, 2016
7492.24
-0.07
598883
366
640
37.0
7.0
Sat, Dec 05, 2015
7499.50
-0.01
657241
505
543
37.0
8.0
Fri, Dec 05, 2014
7491.80
0.01
595420
736
694
42.0
24.0
Thu, Dec 05, 2013
7459.77
0.05
369830
346
188
6.0
-13.0
Wed, Dec 05, 2012
7452.41
0.01
326161
308
277
48.2
12.2
Mon, Dec 05, 2011
7495.75
-0.27
626807
242
1333
24.8
-14.8
Sun, Dec 05, 2010
7486.74
0.02
556243
581
500
39.2
17.6
Sat, Dec 05, 2009
7492.14
-0.16
598095
259
891
26.6
6.8
Averages of List
7480.71
-0.07
522968.40
395.90
692.00
31.28
3.98


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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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