Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 16 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 4% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7505.63 on Oct 15, 2019
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Oct 11, 2017

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 14.37 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 85.4% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 16,027 acre feet

This is 76.79% of the October 15th average of 20,871 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 43,153 acre feet

This is 5% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 27,454 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 27,126 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 159.27% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 78.43% of the Oct 16th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 65.64 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 2.95 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.69 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Oct 15, 2019
7505.63
-0.18
708353
589
1350
n/a
n/a
Mon, Oct 14, 2019
7505.81
-0.16
709880
610
1285
n/a
n/a
Sun, Oct 13, 2019
7505.97
-0.18
711238
526
1288
n/a
n/a
Sat, Oct 12, 2019
7506.15
-0.24
712768
322
1342
n/a
n/a
Fri, Oct 11, 2019
7506.39
-0.28
714810
155
1348
40.0
4.0
Thu, Oct 10, 2019
7506.67
-0.20
717196
497
1347
68.0
22.0
Wed, Oct 09, 2019
7506.87
-0.18
718902
582
1346
68.0
20.0
Tue, Oct 08, 2019
7507.05
-0.11
720439
867
1330
68.0
16.0
Mon, Oct 07, 2019
7507.16
-0.20
721379
607
1458
61.0
13.0
Sun, Oct 06, 2019
7507.36
-0.21
723090
699
1594
64.0
21.0
Sat, Oct 05, 2019
7507.57
-0.25
724888
547
1616
72.0
29.0
Fri, Oct 04, 2019
7507.82
-0.25
727032
546
1615
70.0
18.0
Thu, Oct 03, 2019
7508.07
-0.25
729178
542
1614
63.0
14.0
Wed, Oct 02, 2019
7508.32
-0.26
731328
497
1612
74.0
25.0
Averages of List
7506.92
-0.21
719320.07
541.86
1438.93
64.80
18.20

Averages for October 16th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.84
-0.10
598014.59
686.69
1109.47
62.97
24.50
All-Time
7490.84
-0.10
598014.59
686.69
1109.47
62.97
24.50

Last 10 October 16th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
7439.76
-0.23
258394
325
900
46.0
10.0
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
7504.38
-0.26
697790
605
1701
66.0
14.0
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
7496.63
-0.15
633893
760
1362
71.0
28.0
Fri, Oct 16, 2015
7503.64
-0.21
691571
476
1355
71.0
30.0
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
7490.89
0.01
588287
877
829
69.0
24.0
Wed, Oct 16, 2013
7456.73
0.02
351412
794
727
42.0
26.0
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
7452.20
-0.01
324961
287
310
66.2
n/a
Sun, Oct 16, 2011
7500.57
-0.19
666038
582
1364
64.4
39.2
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
7488.58
0.10
570347
400
3
64.4
24.8
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
7495.02
-0.20
620955
608
1407
68.0
21.2
Averages of List
7482.84
-0.11
540364.80
571.40
995.80
62.80
24.13


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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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