Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 353 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 97% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7442.89 on Sep 17, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Oct 3, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 77.11 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 32.77% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 552,992 acre feet

This is 60.07% of the September 17th average of 920,571 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 690,139 acre feet

This is 75.35% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 166,802 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 137,147 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 88.73% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 41.01% of the Sep 18th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -31.21 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 27.26 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -5.98 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 17, 2021
7442.89
-0.48
271833
428
1645
78.0
31.0
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
7443.37
-0.49
274267
382
1633
79.0
32.0
Wed, Sep 15, 2021
7443.86
-0.45
276767
15
1170
80.0
33.0
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
7444.31
-0.47
279077
386
1599
79.0
38.0
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
7444.78
-0.45
281503
470
1637
79.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 12, 2021
7445.23
-0.58
283837
365
1880
78.0
44.0
Sat, Sep 11, 2021
7445.81
-0.46
286863
423
1629
84.0
37.0
Fri, Sep 10, 2021
7446.27
-0.47
289277
451
1690
87.0
35.0
Thu, Sep 09, 2021
7446.74
-0.44
291755
451
1616
84.0
32.0
Wed, Sep 08, 2021
7447.18
-0.46
294087
422
1646
86.0
34.0
Tue, Sep 07, 2021
7447.64
-0.42
296536
567
1689
85.0
33.0
Mon, Sep 06, 2021
7448.06
-0.41
298783
483
1583
83.0
34.0
Sun, Sep 05, 2021
7448.47
-0.40
300987
543
1621
79.0
32.0
Sat, Sep 04, 2021
7448.87
-0.40
303147
536
1619
76.0
38.0
Averages of List
7445.96
-0.46
287765.64
423.00
1618.36
81.21
35.14

Averages for September 18th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7495.04
-0.17
630795.08
732.21
1436.79
70.80
31.97
All-Time
7495.04
-0.17
630795.08
732.21
1436.79
70.80
31.97

Last 10 September 18th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
7473.82
-0.28
461974
456
1426
77.0
33.0
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
7511.33
-0.20
757436
734
1601
71.0
37.0
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
7447.49
-0.02
298719
279
900
76.0
37.0
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
7511.80
-0.17
761555
805
1542
70.0
35.0
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
7503.14
-0.23
687383
734
1689
73.0
26.0
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
7509.80
-0.15
744110
810
1450
69.0
37.0
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
7493.63
-0.18
609876
732
1438
78.0
37.0
Wed, Sep 18, 2013
7454.71
0.04
339470
1092
963
57.0
44.0
Tue, Sep 18, 2012
7457.98
-0.23
358920
249
940
71.6
30.2
Sun, Sep 18, 2011
7507.34
-0.14
722919
913
1501
69.8
30.2
Averages of List
7487.10
-0.16
574236.20
680.40
1345.00
71.24
34.64


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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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