Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 221 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 61% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7458.39 on May 7, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 6, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 61.61 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 43.08% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 225,988 acre feet

This is 77.59% of the May 7th average of 291,274 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 281,407 acre feet

This is 30.72% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 81,246 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 55,419 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 84.92% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 30.27% of the May 8th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -23.86 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 11.76 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.02 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, May 07, 2021
7458.39
-0.16
357389
1225
1699
71.0
28.0
Thu, May 06, 2021
7458.55
-0.26
358353
981
1763
72.0
24.0
Wed, May 05, 2021
7458.81
-0.19
359927
1188
1759
63.0
35.0
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
Averages of List
7459.74
-0.24
365606.64
907.93
1644.21
63.14
27.93

Averages for May 9th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7471.43
0.32
453358.13
2538.29
1393.02
61.07
32.42
All-Time
7471.43
0.32
453358.13
2538.29
1393.02
61.07
32.42

Last 10 May 9th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, May 09, 2020
7482.47
0.11
524151
1695
1269
66.0
23.0
Thu, May 09, 2019
7461.69
0.70
381740
3378
1162
n/a
n/a
Wed, May 09, 2018
7478.33
0.24
493896
1801
916
73.0
32.0
Tue, May 09, 2017
7501.55
0.66
674141
3960
1189
63.0
36.0
Mon, May 09, 2016
7489.62
0.19
578392
1807
1048
55.0
37.0
Sat, May 09, 2015
7492.97
-0.06
604646
2277
2499
44.0
33.0
Fri, May 09, 2014
7485.72
0.66
548495
3087
558
53.0
30.0
Thu, May 09, 2013
7454.79
-0.20
339939
1204
1782
51.0
33.0
Wed, May 09, 2012
7483.23
-0.03
529797
938
1036
66.2
30.2
Mon, May 09, 2011
7475.15
0.44
471274
3761
2190
57.2
26.6
Averages of List
7480.55
0.27
514647.10
2390.80
1364.90
58.71
31.20


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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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