Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 241 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 66% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7483.88 on May 27, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Apr 1, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 36.12 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 64.45% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 350,312 acre feet

This is 80.63% of the May 27th average of 434,453 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 549,687 acre feet

This is 63.67% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 201,158 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 199,375 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 78.28% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 63.17% of the May 28th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 9.68 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 3.63 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.45 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, May 27, 2020
7483.88
0.20
534649
2062
1290
74.0
38.0
Tue, May 26, 2020
7483.68
0.24
533154
1967
1046
72.0
26.0
Mon, May 25, 2020
7483.44
0.25
531363
2112
1154
64.0
27.0
Sun, May 24, 2020
7483.19
0.23
529499
2291
1411
60.0
34.0
Sat, May 23, 2020
7482.96
0.15
527788
2517
1937
67.0
33.0
Fri, May 22, 2020
7482.81
-0.05
526673
2663
2834
72.0
23.0
Thu, May 21, 2020
7482.86
-0.13
527045
3008
3479
65.0
21.0
Wed, May 20, 2020
7482.99
-0.31
528011
2733
3879
66.0
37.0
Tue, May 19, 2020
7483.30
-0.27
530319
2529
3527
77.0
33.0
Mon, May 18, 2020
7483.57
-0.13
532333
2245
2718
80.0
34.0
Sun, May 17, 2020
7483.70
0.11
533303
2069
1639
76.0
36.0
Sat, May 16, 2020
7483.59
0.10
532482
2030
1638
69.0
31.0
Fri, May 15, 2020
7483.49
0.06
531736
1811
1569
66.0
29.0
Thu, May 14, 2020
7483.43
0.15
531288
1845
1266
68.0
28.0
Averages of List
7483.35
0.04
530688.79
2277.29
2099.07
69.71
30.71

Averages for May 28th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7481.93
0.66
526334.96
4212.94
1785.84
69.60
35.06
All-Time
7481.93
0.66
526334.96
4212.94
1785.84
69.60
35.06

Last 10 May 28th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, May 28, 2019
7473.81
-0.39
461904
2983
4336
61.0
29.0
Mon, May 28, 2018
7480.38
0.23
508769
1634
769
68.0
34.0
Sun, May 28, 2017
7494.36
-1.28
615684
7864
13008
66.0
28.0
Sat, May 28, 2016
7487.85
0.10
564731
3197
2792
64.0
30.0
Thu, May 28, 2015
7497.36
0.44
639798
2556
740
64.0
37.0
Wed, May 28, 2014
7498.59
0.78
649799
6291
3070
77.0
37.0
Tue, May 28, 2013
7462.87
0.77
389167
3211
748
69.0
33.0
Mon, May 28, 2012
7482.96
-0.04
527788
1123
1255
64.4
23.0
Sat, May 28, 2011
7475.41
0.33
473103
4148
2960
73.4
42.8
Fri, May 28, 2010
7489.35
0.74
576298
3784
882
75.2
41.0
Averages of List
7484.29
0.17
540704.10
3679.10
3056.00
68.20
33.48


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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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