Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 218 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 60% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7459.00 on May 4, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 6, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 61 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 43.53% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 219,256 acre feet

This is 78.92% of the May 4th average of 277,835 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 271,051 acre feet

This is 29.59% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 77,551 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 51,795 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 86.73% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 30.53% of the May 5th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -22.57 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 11.15 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.40 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, May 04, 2021
7459.00
-0.25
361084
904
1656
57.0
31.0
Mon, May 03, 2021
7459.25
-0.12
362600
1282
1638
43.0
34.0
Sun, May 02, 2021
7459.37
-0.03
363329
1571
1651
67.0
31.0
Sat, May 01, 2021
7459.40
-0.28
363512
726
1574
75.0
30.0
Fri, Apr 30, 2021
7459.68
-0.12
365217
1182
1540
73.0
27.0
Thu, Apr 29, 2021
7459.80
-0.38
365949
404
1565
68.0
21.0
Wed, Apr 28, 2021
7460.18
-0.41
368274
425
1683
55.0
21.0
Tue, Apr 27, 2021
7460.59
-0.22
370792
990
1662
50.0
33.0
Mon, Apr 26, 2021
7460.81
-0.31
372147
634
1588
61.0
23.0
Sun, Apr 25, 2021
7461.12
-0.29
374062
723
1617
68.0
32.0
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
7461.41
-0.37
375858
476
1624
61.0
21.0
Fri, Apr 23, 2021
7461.78
-0.29
378157
765
1665
44.0
32.0
Thu, Apr 22, 2021
7462.07
-0.33
379965
682
1712
52.0
25.0
Wed, Apr 21, 2021
7462.40
-0.31
382029
639
1609
55.0
22.0
Averages of List
7460.49
-0.26
370212.50
814.50
1627.43
59.21
27.36

Averages for May 6th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7470.47
0.33
446763.10
2332.60
1216.06
64.14
31.08
All-Time
7470.47
0.33
446763.10
2332.60
1216.06
64.14
31.08

Last 10 May 6th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, May 06, 2020
7482.03
0.20
520895
1937
1178
72.0
23.0
Mon, May 06, 2019
7459.10
0.80
365724
3353
887
66.0
28.0
Sun, May 06, 2018
7478.17
-0.14
492745
914
1408
71.0
32.0
Sat, May 06, 2017
7499.81
0.18
659784
2929
2169
71.0
32.0
Fri, May 06, 2016
7488.85
0.19
572430
1812
1058
69.0
41.0
Wed, May 06, 2015
7492.75
0.15
602906
2426
1813
57.0
42.0
Tue, May 06, 2014
7483.37
0.79
530841
3379
403
64.0
33.0
Mon, May 06, 2013
7455.27
0.12
342757
1309
942
55.0
39.0
Sun, May 06, 2012
7483.17
0.04
529350
1039
875
66.2
26.6
Fri, May 06, 2011
7474.44
-0.22
466297
1619
2381
71.6
26.6
Averages of List
7479.70
0.21
508372.90
2071.70
1311.40
66.28
32.32


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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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