Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 300 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 82% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7457.84 on Jul 26, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jul 25, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 62.16 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 42.69% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 466,765 acre feet

This is 57.66% of the July 26th average of 809,459 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 522,936 acre feet

This is 57.09% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 84,534 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 56,171 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 84.35% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 78.61% of the Jul 27th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.17 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 3.67 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.98 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Fri, Jul 16, 2021
7460.04
-0.25
367416
958
1713
79.0
44.0
Thu, Jul 15, 2021
7460.29
-0.28
368948
1010
1860
80.0
43.0
Wed, Jul 14, 2021
7460.57
-0.25
370669
1192
1951
67.0
51.0
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
7460.82
-0.18
372209
1159
1701
84.0
51.0
Averages of List
7459.06
-0.23
361496.50
1065.71
1741.00
81.71
50.36

Averages for July 27th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.70
-0.07
691512.58
1542.17
1791.50
79.60
49.85
All-Time
7502.70
-0.07
691512.58
1542.17
1791.50
79.60
49.85

Last 10 July 27th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jul 27, 2020
7487.13
0.12
559218
1986
1504
81.0
54.0
Sat, Jul 27, 2019
7519.15
0.02
827494
3420
3304
76.0
47.0
Fri, Jul 27, 2018
7465.80
-0.32
407965
441
1475
84.0
49.0
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
7517.82
0.01
815349
2079
2010
82.0
53.0
Wed, Jul 27, 2016
7513.25
-0.15
774336
1106
1753
84.0
44.0
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
7517.05
0.00
808361
1497
1473
82.0
48.0
Sun, Jul 27, 2014
7500.20
-0.11
662990
1516
1951
78.0
48.0
Sat, Jul 27, 2013
7463.68
-0.24
394313
790
1546
78.0
51.0
Fri, Jul 27, 2012
7470.24
-0.27
437417
543
1447
78.8
53.6
Wed, Jul 27, 2011
7517.79
-0.24
815076
2099
3177
82.4
46.4
Averages of List
7497.21
-0.12
650251.90
1547.70
1964.00
80.62
49.40


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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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