Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 298 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 82% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7457.97 on Jul 23, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jun 2, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 62.03 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 42.78% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 458,034 acre feet

This is 57.26% of the July 23rd average of 799,972 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 513,526 acre feet

This is 56.07% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 83,760 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 55,492 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 83.55% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 72.42% of the Jul 24th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.36 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 3.80 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.74 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Sat, Jul 17, 2021
7459.77
-0.27
365766
940
1755
84.0
50.0
Fri, Jul 16, 2021
7460.04
-0.25
367416
958
1713
79.0
44.0
Thu, Jul 15, 2021
7460.29
-0.28
368948
1010
1860
80.0
43.0
Wed, Jul 14, 2021
7460.57
-0.25
370669
1192
1951
67.0
51.0
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
7460.82
-0.18
372209
1159
1701
84.0
51.0
Mon, Jul 12, 2021
7461.00
-0.37
373320
517
1654
87.0
45.0
Sun, Jul 11, 2021
7461.37
-0.34
375610
716
1763
84.0
45.0
Sat, Jul 10, 2021
7461.71
-0.22
377722
912
1585
87.0
49.0
Averages of List
7459.82
-0.28
366084.36
904.50
1759.43
83.00
49.00

Averages for July 25th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.82
-0.05
692435.79
1630.81
1782.37
79.12
51.32
All-Time
7502.82
-0.05
692435.79
1630.81
1782.37
79.12
51.32

Last 10 July 25th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Jul 25, 2020
7487.10
-0.10
558989
1046
1411
72.0
55.0
Thu, Jul 25, 2019
7519.15
0.08
827494
3071
2677
80.0
50.0
Wed, Jul 25, 2018
7466.51
-0.32
412597
554
1594
84.0
54.0
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
7517.80
0.07
815167
2151
1806
77.0
55.0
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
7513.57
-0.11
777172
1233
1702
82.0
46.0
Sat, Jul 25, 2015
7517.11
0.04
808904
1649
1443
78.0
46.0
Fri, Jul 25, 2014
7500.49
-0.21
665378
1525
2376
75.0
51.0
Thu, Jul 25, 2013
7464.18
-0.26
397509
775
1599
77.0
51.0
Wed, Jul 25, 2012
7470.75
-0.25
440873
560
1399
80.6
50.0
Mon, Jul 25, 2011
7518.27
-0.25
819448
2074
3201
84.2
53.6
Averages of List
7497.49
-0.13
652353.10
1463.80
1920.80
78.98
51.16


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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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