Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 120 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 33% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.17 on Jan 26, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 25, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.83 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.18% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 90,571 acre feet

This is 76.78% of the January 26th average of 117,964 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 124,421 acre feet

This is 13.58% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 39,004 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 33,850 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 76.14% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 97.98% of the Jan 28th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -21.83 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 1.73 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.29 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Jan 26, 2021
7465.17
-0.04
399631
312
440
21.0
5.0
Mon, Jan 25, 2021
7465.21
0.01
399889
505
470
28.0
2.0
Sun, Jan 24, 2021
7465.20
-0.01
399824
357
387
23.0
-2.0
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
7465.21
0.01
399889
395
360
33.0
6.0
Fri, Jan 22, 2021
7465.20
0.01
399824
364
329
31.0
3.0
Thu, Jan 21, 2021
7465.19
0.06
399760
431
233
34.0
4.0
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
7465.13
0.01
399373
348
313
25.0
-2.0
Tue, Jan 19, 2021
7465.12
0.05
399309
442
276
33.0
4.0
Mon, Jan 18, 2021
7465.07
0.03
398986
400
300
35.0
8.0
Sun, Jan 17, 2021
7465.04
0.01
398793
395
360
41.0
13.0
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
7465.03
0.09
398729
416
122
36.0
5.0
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
7464.94
0.03
398150
458
358
35.0
1.0
Thu, Jan 14, 2021
7464.91
0.03
397957
384
284
36.0
13.0
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
7464.88
-0.05
397764
171
331
33.0
-10.0
Averages of List
7465.09
0.02
399134.14
384.14
325.93
31.71
3.57

Averages for January 28th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7478.07
-0.16
497151.77
409.40
1008.17
27.83
-0.31
All-Time
7478.07
-0.16
497151.77
409.40
1008.17
27.83
-0.31

Last 10 January 28th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Jan 28, 2020
7486.75
-0.09
556319
540
882
31.0
-6.0
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
7438.42
0.02
251749
332
280
15.0
-13.0
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
7486.69
-0.17
555862
355
1004
39.0
-4.0
Sat, Jan 28, 2017
7490.78
0.05
587427
262
258
-2.0
-29.0
Thu, Jan 28, 2016
7491.57
-0.09
593614
426
778
10.0
-14.0
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
7485.63
-0.05
547814
563
751
37.0
6.0
Tue, Jan 28, 2014
7462.60
0.05
387460
462
300
28.0
3.0
Mon, Jan 28, 2013
7452.70
0.05
327822
331
241
30.2
15.8
Sat, Jan 28, 2012
7485.50
-0.11
546831
330
746
28.4
-7.6
Fri, Jan 28, 2011
7486.37
-0.01
553426
405
439
28.4
-4.0
Averages of List
7476.70
-0.04
490832.40
400.60
567.90
24.50
-5.28


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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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