Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 308 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 84% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7457.05 on Aug 3, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Aug 2, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 62.95 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 42.12% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 487,711 acre feet

This is 58.56% of the August 3rd average of 832,852 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 548,325 acre feet

This is 59.86% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 89,214 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 60,614 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 85.29% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 93.59% of the Aug 4th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.15 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 2.88 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -1.37 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Aug 03, 2021
7457.05
-0.04
349421
1521
1625
70.0
52.0
Mon, Aug 02, 2021
7457.09
-0.02
349657
1469
1514
74.0
54.0
Sun, Aug 01, 2021
7457.11
-0.10
349775
1362
1645
75.0
53.0
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
Averages of List
7457.65
-0.12
352948.29
1259.14
1617.71
80.57
52.79

Averages for August 4th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.04
-0.08
686406.46
1362.60
1736.56
76.42
48.26
All-Time
7502.04
-0.08
686406.46
1362.60
1736.56
76.42
48.26

Last 10 August 4th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Aug 04, 2020
7486.05
-0.15
550996
1018
1574
85.0
50.0
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
7517.72
-0.25
814440
2187
3312
83.0
50.0
Sat, Aug 04, 2018
7463.36
0.60
392276
512
1267
67.0
57.0
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
7518.42
0.02
820816
1917
1803
75.0
46.0
Thu, Aug 04, 2016
7511.54
-0.15
759275
1349
1990
64.0
57.0
Tue, Aug 04, 2015
7516.63
-0.01
804562
1723
1747
78.0
46.0
Mon, Aug 04, 2014
7500.07
-0.06
661921
1519
1748
73.0
53.0
Sun, Aug 04, 2013
7462.49
-0.16
386766
997
1491
77.0
42.0
Sat, Aug 04, 2012
7468.52
-0.19
425870
644
1267
82.4
44.6
Thu, Aug 04, 2011
7516.45
0.00
802937
2148
2126
73.4
51.8
Averages of List
7496.13
-0.03
641985.90
1401.40
1832.50
75.78
49.74


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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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