Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 20 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 5% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7504.81 on Oct 19, 2019
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Oct 14, 2017

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 15.19 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 84.56% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 19,889 acre feet

This is 76.33% of the October 19th average of 26,056 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 53,884 acre feet

This is 6.24% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 34,392 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 33,995 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 160.38% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 74.84% of the Oct 20th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 65.52 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 3.77 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.55 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Oct 19, 2019
7504.81
-0.24
701415
340
1354
n/a
n/a
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
7505.05
-0.20
703443
509
1353
n/a
n/a
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
7505.25
-0.20
705134
507
1352
n/a
n/a
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
7505.45
-0.18
706827
591
1351
n/a
n/a
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
Averages of List
7506.12
-0.20
712491.00
528.64
1364.14
61.50
16.00

Averages for October 20th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.44
-0.05
594717.63
671.98
979.24
60.20
25.04
All-Time
7490.44
-0.05
594717.63
671.98
979.24
60.20
25.04

Last 10 October 20th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
7439.06
0.18
254910
301
872
59.0
16.0
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
7503.56
0.40
690900
672
1594
64.0
27.0
Thu, Oct 20, 2016
7495.67
-0.22
626165
495
1378
61.0
14.0
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
7502.83
-0.21
684792
564
1440
60.0
32.0
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
7491.03
-0.01
589382
777
809
66.0
30.0
Sun, Oct 20, 2013
7456.56
-0.07
350398
665
869
53.0
17.0
Sat, Oct 20, 2012
7452.31
0.03
325590
364
271
69.8
17.6
Thu, Oct 20, 2011
7499.79
-0.19
659620
590
1369
60.8
19.4
Wed, Oct 20, 2010
7487.39
-0.25
561206
396
1354
62.6
28.4
Tue, Oct 20, 2009
7494.36
-0.16
615684
668
1304
50.0
37.4
Averages of List
7482.26
-0.05
535864.70
549.20
1126.00
60.62
23.88


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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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