Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 319 of 366 for the Water Year 2020. We are 87% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7483.78 on Aug 13, 2020
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 27, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 36.22 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 64.36% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2020: 370,442 acre feet

This is 42.93% of the August 13th average of 862,908 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2020: 778,002 acre feet

This is 90.11% of last year's release of 863,400 acre feet
During WY 2020, water storage has fallen by 201,906 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 407,560 AF
Inflows for WY 2020 are 47% of WY 2019          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 49.73% of the Aug 14th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -32.99 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 21.84 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.83 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Aug 13, 2020
7483.78
-0.28
533901
595
1634
85.0
35.0
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
7484.06
-0.28
535996
497
1538
82.0
41.0
Tue, Aug 11, 2020
7484.34
-0.26
538095
627
1594
83.0
42.0
Mon, Aug 10, 2020
7484.60
-0.27
540047
556
1563
83.0
39.0
Sun, Aug 09, 2020
7484.87
-0.22
542078
635
1453
83.0
38.0
Sat, Aug 08, 2020
7485.09
-0.26
543736
576
1548
82.0
38.0
Fri, Aug 07, 2020
7485.35
-0.25
545698
612
1546
82.0
37.0
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
7485.60
-0.25
547587
687
1623
83.0
44.0
Wed, Aug 05, 2020
7485.85
-0.20
549480
713
1459
84.0
42.0
Tue, Aug 04, 2020
7486.05
-0.15
550996
1018
1574
85.0
50.0
Mon, Aug 03, 2020
7486.20
-0.15
552135
771
1326
85.0
48.0
Sun, Aug 02, 2020
7486.35
-0.15
553274
728
1284
83.0
49.0
Sat, Aug 01, 2020
7486.50
-0.11
554415
914
1317
80.0
43.0
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
7486.61
-0.15
555252
895
1452
85.0
44.0
Averages of List
7485.38
-0.21
545906.43
701.71
1493.64
83.21
42.14

Averages for August 14th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7501.19
-0.12
679830.80
1151.16
1640.35
77.62
45.14
All-Time
7501.19
-0.12
679830.80
1151.16
1640.35
77.62
45.14

Last 10 August 14th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Aug 14, 2019
7516.66
-0.11
804833
1827
2309
80.0
41.0
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
7460.00
-0.40
371245
408
1640
86.0
43.0
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
7518.29
0.00
819630
1537
1517
75.0
46.0
Sun, Aug 14, 2016
7510.14
-0.20
747061
888
1745
77.0
42.0
Fri, Aug 14, 2015
7515.76
-0.14
796724
1193
1808
82.0
48.0
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
7499.07
-0.15
653719
1180
1781
71.0
53.0
Wed, Aug 14, 2013
7461.11
-0.17
378119
919
1439
75.0
37.0
Tue, Aug 14, 2012
7466.45
-0.21
412204
632
1311
71.6
n/a
Sun, Aug 14, 2011
7515.46
-0.18
794031
1211
2006
78.8
50.0
Sat, Aug 14, 2010
7503.15
-0.11
687466
952
1398
82.4
41.0
Averages of List
7496.61
-0.17
646503.20
1074.70
1695.40
77.88
44.56


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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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