Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 230 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 63% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7454.47 on May 17, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 15, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 65.53 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 40.31% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 244,595 acre feet

This is 70.48% of the May 17th average of 347,031 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 322,757 acre feet

This is 35.24% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 104,233 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 78,162 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 80.23% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 34.23% of the May 18th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.23 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 0.30 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -4.53 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, May 17, 2021
7454.47
0.30
334402
1204
323
62.0
38.0
Sun, May 16, 2021
7454.17
-0.26
332681
1247
1986
71.0
39.0
Sat, May 15, 2021
7454.43
-0.73
334172
1032
3141
72.0
26.0
Fri, May 14, 2021
7455.16
-0.84
338379
957
3405
73.0
28.0
Thu, May 13, 2021
7456.00
-0.86
343259
840
3370
69.0
22.0
Wed, May 12, 2021
7456.86
-0.48
348301
879
2296
62.0
20.0
Tue, May 11, 2021
7457.34
-0.29
351135
431
1285
53.0
29.0
Mon, May 10, 2021
7457.63
-0.25
352854
904
1641
55.0
32.0
Sun, May 09, 2021
7457.88
-0.21
354340
1102
1721
56.0
25.0
Sat, May 08, 2021
7458.09
-0.30
355591
785
1679
61.0
30.0
Fri, May 07, 2021
7458.39
-0.16
357389
1225
1699
71.0
28.0
Thu, May 06, 2021
7458.55
-0.26
358353
981
1763
72.0
24.0
Wed, May 05, 2021
7458.81
-0.19
359927
1188
1759
63.0
35.0
Tue, May 04, 2021
7459.00
-0.25
361084
904
1656
57.0
31.0
Averages of List
7456.91
-0.34
348704.79
977.07
1980.29
64.07
29.07

Averages for May 18th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7475.61
0.61
481592.92
3581.77
1479.92
64.76
33.47
All-Time
7475.61
0.61
481592.92
3581.77
1479.92
64.76
33.47

Last 10 May 18th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, May 18, 2020
7483.57
-0.13
532333
2245
2718
80.0
34.0
Sat, May 18, 2019
7470.89
1.30
441824
5344
897
49.0
32.0
Fri, May 18, 2018
7479.75
0.21
504174
2034
1248
70.0
28.0
Thu, May 18, 2017
7507.66
0.66
725660
6554
3688
39.0
28.0
Wed, May 18, 2016
7489.00
-0.30
573590
2618
3771
62.0
37.0
Mon, May 18, 2015
7494.16
0.22
614091
1799
899
60.0
32.0
Sun, May 18, 2014
7489.53
0.41
577694
2753
1135
69.0
35.0
Sat, May 18, 2013
7458.22
0.74
360372
3178
913
62.0
33.0
Fri, May 18, 2012
7482.96
-0.04
527788
1190
1324
71.6
35.6
Wed, May 18, 2011
7475.75
0.27
475500
3514
2538
44.6
32.0
Averages of List
7483.15
0.33
533302.60
3122.90
1913.10
60.72
32.66


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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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