Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 21 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 6% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.27 on Oct 20, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jul 29, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.73 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.77% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 13,476 acre feet

This is 49.73% of the October 20th average of 27,101 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 47,267 acre feet

This is 5.16% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 34,107 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 33,791 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 61.86% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 55.90% of the Oct 21st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -39.38 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 4.88 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.32 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Fri, Oct 16, 2020
7466.15
-0.25
410245
350
1166
64.0
16.0
Thu, Oct 15, 2020
7466.40
-0.36
411877
339
1521
60.0
33.0
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
7466.76
-0.25
414235
369
1189
72.0
21.0
Tue, Oct 13, 2020
7467.01
-0.23
415876
321
1077
71.0
21.0
Mon, Oct 12, 2020
7467.24
-0.28
417390
377
1300
64.0
17.0
Sun, Oct 11, 2020
7467.52
-0.33
419236
199
1292
59.0
27.0
Sat, Oct 10, 2020
7467.85
-0.25
421419
401
1229
72.0
26.0
Fri, Oct 09, 2020
7468.10
-0.25
423076
365
1194
73.0
25.0
Thu, Oct 08, 2020
7468.35
-0.24
424738
356
1153
74.0
21.0
Wed, Oct 07, 2020
7468.59
-0.26
426336
323
1189
77.0
22.0
Averages of List
7466.88
-0.26
415078.50
337.21
1177.71
68.14
22.29

Averages for October 21st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.63
-0.10
596090.84
654.30
1024.64
55.58
24.18
All-Time
7490.63
-0.10
596090.84
654.30
1024.64
55.58
24.18

Last 10 October 21st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
7504.51
-0.14
698885
768
1355
38.0
11.0
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
7438.88
-0.56
254019
440
884
63.0
16.0
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
7503.35
0.19
689140
534
1414
43.0
24.0
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
7495.49
-0.18
624720
518
1239
68.0
16.0
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
7502.62
-0.21
683039
471
1346
53.0
37.0
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
7491.08
0.05
589773
429
224
60.0
35.0
Mon, Oct 21, 2013
7456.51
-0.05
350100
686
830
53.0
21.0
Sun, Oct 21, 2012
7452.34
0.03
325761
371
279
64.4
21.2
Fri, Oct 21, 2011
7499.58
-0.21
657896
499
1360
62.6
19.4
Thu, Oct 21, 2010
7487.19
-0.20
559677
631
1395
48.2
37.4
Averages of List
7483.16
-0.13
543301.00
534.70
1032.60
55.32
23.80


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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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