Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Water Summary
Today is day 306 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 84% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7457.21 on Jul 31, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jul 30, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 62.79 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 42.24% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 479,079 acre feet

This is 58.11% of the July 31st average of 824,470 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 538,836 acre feet

This is 58.83% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 88,269 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 59,757 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 84.71% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 81.87% of the Aug 1st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.40 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 3.04 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.21 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Jul 31, 2021
7457.21
-0.15
350366
1222
1655
78.0
50.0
Fri, Jul 30, 2021
7457.36
-0.18
351253
1176
1699
83.0
56.0
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
7457.54
-0.25
352320
939
1672
87.0
53.0
Wed, Jul 28, 2021
7457.79
0.01
353804
1546
1501
87.0
55.0
Tue, Jul 27, 2021
7457.78
-0.06
353745
1325
1489
86.0
49.0
Mon, Jul 26, 2021
7457.84
0.00
354101
1572
1556
85.0
52.0
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
7457.84
-0.02
354101
1468
1512
80.0
53.0
Sat, Jul 24, 2021
7457.86
-0.11
354220
1362
1676
75.0
53.0
Fri, Jul 23, 2021
7457.97
-0.20
354875
1083
1669
83.0
52.0
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
7458.17
-0.25
356069
842
1582
80.0
54.0
Wed, Jul 21, 2021
7458.42
-0.37
357569
741
1853
85.0
53.0
Tue, Jul 20, 2021
7458.79
-0.29
359806
843
1715
85.0
54.0
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
7459.08
-0.34
361569
819
1842
89.0
50.0
Sun, Jul 18, 2021
7459.42
-0.35
363633
931
1989
88.0
45.0
Averages of List
7458.08
-0.18
355530.79
1133.50
1672.14
83.64
52.07

Averages for August 2nd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.32
-0.10
688652.04
1423.40
1786.94
78.19
48.31
All-Time
7502.32
-0.10
688652.04
1423.40
1786.94
78.19
48.31

Last 10 August 2nd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Aug 01, 2020
7486.50
-0.11
554415
914
1317
80.0
43.0
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
7518.41
-0.20
820725
2410
3308
77.0
51.0
Wed, Aug 01, 2018
7464.08
-0.35
396869
439
1554
84.0
43.0
Tue, Aug 01, 2017
7518.28
0.08
819539
2163
1772
79.0
48.0
Mon, Aug 01, 2016
7512.08
-0.23
764014
1036
2034
82.0
50.0
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
7516.74
0.00
805556
1558
1535
78.0
50.0
Fri, Aug 01, 2014
7500.16
0.01
662661
1790
1728
68.0
51.0
Thu, Aug 01, 2013
7463.05
-0.15
390307
1032
1496
66.0
48.0
Wed, Aug 01, 2012
7469.09
-0.20
429677
644
1303
78.8
51.8
Mon, Aug 01, 2011
7516.63
-0.17
804562
1900
2652
78.8
51.8
Averages of List
7496.50
-0.13
644832.50
1388.60
1869.90
77.16
48.76


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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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