Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 356 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 98% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7441.47 on Sep 20, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Apr 18, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 78.53 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 31.91% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 555,124 acre feet

This is 60.01% of the September 20th average of 925,061 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 699,334 acre feet

This is 76.35% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 173,923 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 144,210 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 88.68% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 40.57% of the Sep 21st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -31.74 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 28.68 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -6.17 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Sep 20, 2021
7441.47
-0.53
264712
243
1566
65.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 19, 2021
7442.00
-0.41
267355
426
1453
72.0
44.0
Sat, Sep 18, 2021
7442.41
-0.48
269412
406
1617
78.0
30.0
Fri, Sep 17, 2021
7442.89
-0.48
271833
428
1645
78.0
31.0
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
7443.37
-0.49
274267
382
1633
79.0
32.0
Wed, Sep 15, 2021
7443.86
-0.45
276767
15
1170
80.0
33.0
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
7444.31
-0.47
279077
386
1599
79.0
38.0
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
7444.78
-0.45
281503
470
1637
79.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 12, 2021
7445.23
-0.58
283837
365
1880
78.0
44.0
Sat, Sep 11, 2021
7445.81
-0.46
286863
423
1629
84.0
37.0
Fri, Sep 10, 2021
7446.27
-0.47
289277
451
1690
87.0
35.0
Thu, Sep 09, 2021
7446.74
-0.44
291755
451
1616
84.0
32.0
Wed, Sep 08, 2021
7447.18
-0.46
294087
422
1646
86.0
34.0
Tue, Sep 07, 2021
7447.64
-0.42
296536
567
1689
85.0
33.0
Averages of List
7444.57
-0.47
280520.07
388.21
1605.00
79.57
35.79

Averages for September 21st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7494.58
-0.12
627123.56
746.56
1278.27
67.90
32.57
All-Time
7494.58
-0.12
627123.56
746.56
1278.27
67.90
32.57

Last 10 September 21st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Sep 21, 2020
7473.01
-0.20
456357
733
1419
75.0
33.0
Sat, Sep 21, 2019
7510.70
-0.22
751934
652
1604
72.0
26.0
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
7447.02
0.52
296170
227
900
67.0
29.0
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
7510.78
-0.29
752632
713
1973
75.0
30.0
Wed, Sep 21, 2016
7502.44
-0.21
681539
768
1636
65.0
31.0
Mon, Sep 21, 2015
7509.31
-0.18
739867
705
1475
77.0
26.0
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
7493.12
-0.17
605833
751
1415
69.0
51.0
Sat, Sep 21, 2013
7454.82
0.00
340114
1099
1089
71.0
33.0
Fri, Sep 21, 2012
7457.19
-0.28
354164
239
1077
75.2
32.0
Wed, Sep 21, 2011
7506.85
-0.17
718731
801
1518
71.6
30.2
Averages of List
7486.52
-0.12
569734.10
668.80
1410.60
71.78
32.12


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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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