Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 157 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 43% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7465.49 on Mar 4, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Mar 3, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 54.51 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 48.43% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 118,752 acre feet

This is 79.66% of the March 4th average of 149,072 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 150,278 acre feet

This is 16.41% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 36,939 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 31,526 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 78.17% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 97.98% of the Mar 6th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -18.65 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 2.05 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.02 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Mar 04, 2021
7465.49
0.00
401696
398
393
37.0
17.0
Wed, Mar 03, 2021
7465.49
0.12
401696
396
0
38.0
0.0
Tue, Mar 02, 2021
7465.37
0.07
400921
333
100
33.0
-4.0
Mon, Mar 01, 2021
7465.30
-0.07
400469
402
625
28.0
-8.0
Sun, Feb 28, 2021
7465.37
0.00
400921
365
361
25.0
0.0
Sat, Feb 27, 2021
7465.37
-0.10
400921
294
615
28.0
6.0
Fri, Feb 26, 2021
7465.47
0.02
401567
430
361
34.0
1.0
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
7465.45
-0.08
401438
94
350
33.0
6.0
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
7465.53
-0.05
401955
436
596
37.0
0.0
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
7465.58
0.04
402279
351
217
39.0
-1.0
Mon, Feb 22, 2021
7465.54
0.04
402020
387
252
34.0
-1.0
Sun, Feb 21, 2021
7465.50
0.06
401761
452
252
27.0
8.0
Sat, Feb 20, 2021
7465.44
-0.03
401373
267
361
37.0
24.0
Fri, Feb 19, 2021
7465.47
0.03
401567
406
304
26.0
-9.0
Averages of List
7465.46
0.00
401470.29
357.93
341.93
32.57
2.79

Averages for March 6th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7471.61
-0.17
452649.52
474.38
1018.02
38.14
10.91
All-Time
7471.61
-0.17
452649.52
474.38
1018.02
38.14
10.91

Last 10 March 6th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Mar 06, 2020
7484.12
0.00
536446
512
506
44.0
13.0
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
7437.67
0.01
248074
427
399
29.0
9.0
Tue, Mar 06, 2018
7485.32
-0.02
545471
430
500
39.0
5.0
Mon, Mar 06, 2017
7487.74
-0.14
563887
658
1193
34.0
14.0
Sun, Mar 06, 2016
7486.89
-0.02
557386
664
735
42.0
26.0
Fri, Mar 06, 2015
7485.47
-0.01
546604
385
417
30.0
0.0
Thu, Mar 06, 2014
7464.72
0.07
400977
468
236
32.0
6.0
Wed, Mar 06, 2013
7452.99
0.00
329488
277
273
33.8
-2.2
Tue, Mar 06, 2012
7483.45
-0.02
531437
352
421
46.4
12.2
Sun, Mar 06, 2011
7482.48
-0.16
524225
453
1045
33.8
24.8
Averages of List
7475.09
-0.03
478399.50
462.60
572.50
36.40
10.78


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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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