Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 31 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 8% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7463.50 on Oct 30, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Oct 29, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 56.5 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 47.4% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 21,305 acre feet

This is 54.28% of the October 30th average of 39,248 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 66,354 acre feet

This is 7.24% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 45,469 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 45,049 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 67.09% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 70.79% of the Oct 31st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -39.24 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 6.65 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.41 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Oct 30, 2020
7463.50
-0.04
393166
490
614
58.0
18.0
Thu, Oct 29, 2020
7463.54
-0.13
393421
391
804
56.0
18.0
Wed, Oct 28, 2020
7463.67
-0.11
394250
428
777
43.0
10.0
Tue, Oct 27, 2020
7463.78
-0.20
394951
428
1067
34.0
6.0
Mon, Oct 26, 2020
7463.98
-0.18
396229
492
1067
23.0
14.0
Sun, Oct 25, 2020
7464.16
-0.21
397381
302
976
56.0
23.0
Sat, Oct 24, 2020
7464.37
-0.24
398728
276
1048
64.0
26.0
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
7464.61
-0.19
400270
435
1046
64.0
26.0
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
7464.80
-0.29
401493
254
1192
68.0
20.0
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
7465.09
-0.18
403364
451
1032
70.0
17.0
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
7465.27
-0.24
404528
270
1048
69.0
19.0
Mon, Oct 19, 2020
7465.51
-0.20
406082
347
995
67.0
21.0
Sun, Oct 18, 2020
7465.71
-0.20
407380
320
969
66.0
23.0
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
7465.91
-0.24
408681
384
1166
66.0
20.0
Averages of List
7464.56
-0.19
399994.57
376.29
985.79
57.43
18.64

Averages for October 31st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7489.65
-0.07
588192.90
587.94
884.66
50.85
19.91
All-Time
7489.65
-0.07
588192.90
587.94
884.66
50.85
19.91

Last 10 October 31st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Oct 31, 2019
7502.51
-0.23
682122
403
1363
18.0
-11.0
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
7437.59
-0.09
247684
496
713
42.0
26.0
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
7500.64
-0.20
666615
790
1616
52.0
34.0
Mon, Oct 31, 2016
7493.44
-0.25
608369
471
1465
64.0
27.0
Sat, Oct 31, 2015
7501.39
0.00
672815
496
490
53.0
23.0
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
7490.77
0.04
587349
718
555
60.0
19.0
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
7456.34
0.09
349088
607
333
35.0
26.0
Wed, Oct 31, 2012
7452.55
0.02
326963
339
277
60.8
19.4
Mon, Oct 31, 2011
7497.84
-0.10
643692
599
1002
57.2
17.6
Sun, Oct 31, 2010
7486.20
-0.12
552135
646
1100
51.8
23.0
Averages of List
7481.93
-0.08
533683.20
556.50
891.40
49.38
20.40


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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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