Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 141 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 39% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7485.17 on Feb 13, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Feb 12, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 34.83 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 65.62% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 135,027 acre feet

This is 101.39% of the February 13th average of 133,170 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 326,853 acre feet

This is 37.86% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 191,468 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 191,826 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 145.03% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 115.18% of the Feb 17th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 47.11 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 23.41 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.28 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Feb 13, 2020
7485.17
-0.10
544339
385
762
n/a
n/a
Wed, Feb 12, 2020
7485.27
-0.06
545094
405
629
n/a
n/a
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
7485.33
0.02
545547
549
469
36.0
16.0
Mon, Feb 10, 2020
7485.31
-0.09
545396
434
773
34.0
8.0
Sun, Feb 09, 2020
7485.40
-0.12
546075
472
926
42.0
5.0
Sat, Feb 08, 2020
7485.52
-0.01
546982
525
560
40.0
16.0
Fri, Feb 07, 2020
7485.53
-0.21
547058
372
1169
31.0
-7.0
Thu, Feb 06, 2020
7485.74
-0.25
548647
473
1425
9.0
-18.0
Wed, Feb 05, 2020
7485.99
-0.16
550541
459
1068
19.0
-24.0
Tue, Feb 04, 2020
7486.15
-0.07
551755
519
784
42.0
-5.0
Mon, Feb 03, 2020
7486.22
-0.08
552287
422
725
28.0
-8.0
Sun, Feb 02, 2020
7486.30
-0.09
552894
423
765
26.0
-10.0
Sat, Feb 01, 2020
7486.39
-0.06
553578
473
700
25.0
-8.0
Fri, Jan 31, 2020
7486.45
-0.08
554035
451
754
28.0
-10.0
Averages of List
7485.77
-0.10
548873.43
454.43
822.07
30.00
-3.75

Averages for February 18th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7474.48
-0.18
471790.90
402.71
1015.00
30.33
2.43
All-Time
7474.48
-0.18
471790.90
402.71
1015.00
30.33
2.43

Last 10 February 18th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
7437.79
-0.27
248660
271
318
26.0
-20.0
Sat, Feb 17, 2018
7485.96
0.09
550314
443
592
43.0
14.0
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
7489.67
-0.17
578780
390
1052
25.0
1.0
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
7488.73
-0.13
571504
487
989
26.0
0.0
Tue, Feb 17, 2015
7485.36
-0.01
545773
460
494
33.0
0.0
Mon, Feb 17, 2014
7463.77
0.09
394887
451
158
32.0
8.0
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
7452.80
-0.02
328396
244
299
24.8
-7.6
Fri, Feb 17, 2012
7484.18
-0.05
536895
353
537
30.2
n/a
Thu, Feb 17, 2011
7485.07
-0.16
543585
272
877
37.4
n/a
Wed, Feb 17, 2010
7485.68
-0.12
548193
404
858
35.6
1.4
Averages of List
7475.90
-0.07
484698.70
377.50
617.40
31.30
-0.40


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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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