Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 304 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 83% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7457.36 on Jul 30, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jun 1, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 62.64 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 42.35% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 476,655 acre feet

This is 58.02% of the July 30th average of 821,593 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 535,553 acre feet

This is 58.47% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 87,382 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 58,898 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 84.54% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 79.93% of the Jul 31st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.40 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 3.19 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.41 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Sat, Jul 17, 2021
7459.77
-0.27
365766
940
1755
84.0
50.0
Averages of List
7458.26
-0.19
356630.79
1113.36
1679.29
84.07
52.07

Averages for July 31st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.42
-0.08
689414.71
1439.06
1752.12
79.92
47.51
All-Time
7502.42
-0.08
689414.71
1439.06
1752.12
79.92
47.51

Last 10 July 31st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
7486.61
-0.15
555252
895
1452
85.0
44.0
Wed, Jul 31, 2019
7518.61
-0.19
822551
2453
3306
80.0
46.0
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
7464.43
-0.33
399113
583
1636
80.0
43.0
Mon, Jul 31, 2017
7518.20
-0.01
818809
1748
1770
78.0
48.0
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
7512.31
-0.23
766038
1021
2020
80.0
46.0
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
7516.74
-0.05
805556
1395
1600
80.0
53.0
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
7500.15
-0.01
662579
1684
1705
75.0
50.0
Wed, Jul 31, 2013
7463.20
-0.14
391259
1002
1434
80.0
42.0
Tue, Jul 31, 2012
7469.29
-0.22
431017
592
1321
82.4
n/a
Sun, Jul 31, 2011
7516.80
-0.19
806099
1914
2758
75.2
51.8
Averages of List
7496.63
-0.15
645827.30
1328.70
1900.20
79.56
47.09


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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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