Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 361 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 99% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7439.52 on Sep 24, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Oct 18, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 80.48 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 30.76% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 558,268 acre feet

This is 59.97% of the September 24th average of 930,936 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 711,995 acre feet

This is 77.73% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 183,505 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 153,727 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 88.74% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 43.63% of the Sep 25th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -32.62 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 30.63 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -6.29 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 24, 2021
7439.52
-0.51
255130
377
1622
76.0
32.0
Thu, Sep 23, 2021
7440.03
-0.49
257616
361
1564
75.0
26.0
Wed, Sep 22, 2021
7440.52
-0.49
260018
393
1602
75.0
23.0
Tue, Sep 21, 2021
7441.01
-0.46
262432
454
1595
68.0
26.0
Mon, Sep 20, 2021
7441.47
-0.53
264712
243
1566
65.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 19, 2021
7442.00
-0.41
267355
426
1453
72.0
44.0
Sat, Sep 18, 2021
7442.41
-0.48
269412
406
1617
78.0
30.0
Fri, Sep 17, 2021
7442.89
-0.48
271833
428
1645
78.0
31.0
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
7443.37
-0.49
274267
382
1633
79.0
32.0
Wed, Sep 15, 2021
7443.86
-0.45
276767
15
1170
80.0
33.0
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
7444.31
-0.47
279077
386
1599
79.0
38.0
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
7444.78
-0.45
281503
470
1637
79.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 12, 2021
7445.23
-0.58
283837
365
1880
78.0
44.0
Sat, Sep 11, 2021
7445.81
-0.46
286863
423
1629
84.0
37.0
Averages of List
7442.66
-0.48
270773.00
366.36
1586.57
76.14
33.86

Averages for September 26th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7493.94
-0.16
622042.31
726.77
1381.19
69.65
29.42
All-Time
7493.94
-0.16
622042.31
726.77
1381.19
69.65
29.42

Last 10 September 26th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 25, 2020
7471.82
-0.32
448169
386
1481
78.0
31.0
Wed, Sep 25, 2019
7509.90
-0.21
744977
699
1604
n/a
n/a
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
7446.18
-0.14
291645
280
650
69.0
29.0
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
7509.81
-0.26
744197
698
1821
59.0
19.0
Sun, Sep 25, 2016
7501.57
-0.20
674307
819
1641
64.0
26.0
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
7508.65
-0.18
734169
652
1420
77.0
35.0
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
7492.74
-0.14
602827
887
1432
77.0
39.0
Wed, Sep 25, 2013
7455.54
0.21
344348
1341
707
71.0
30.0
Tue, Sep 25, 2012
7456.13
-0.24
347840
344
1053
57.2
39.2
Sun, Sep 25, 2011
7504.90
-0.54
702175
798
3086
73.4
30.2
Averages of List
7485.72
-0.20
563465.40
690.40
1489.50
69.51
30.93


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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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