Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 228 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 62% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7455.16 on May 14, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Aug 27, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 64.84 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 40.79% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 237,687 acre feet

This is 72.51% of the May 14th average of 327,801 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 311,947 acre feet

This is 34.06% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 100,256 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 74,260 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 81% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 24.36% of the May 16th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -28.27 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 14.99 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -4.24 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, May 14, 2021
7455.16
-0.84
338379
957
3405
73.0
28.0
Thu, May 13, 2021
7456.00
-0.86
343259
840
3370
69.0
22.0
Wed, May 12, 2021
7456.86
-0.48
348301
879
2296
62.0
20.0
Tue, May 11, 2021
7457.34
-0.29
351135
431
1285
53.0
29.0
Mon, May 10, 2021
7457.63
-0.25
352854
904
1641
55.0
32.0
Sun, May 09, 2021
7457.88
-0.21
354340
1102
1721
56.0
25.0
Sat, May 08, 2021
7458.09
-0.30
355591
785
1679
61.0
30.0
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
Averages of List
7457.98
-0.32
355003.79
983.93
1938.36
62.64
28.50

Averages for May 16th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7474.42
0.53
473564.92
3303.90
1488.27
66.72
34.17
All-Time
7474.42
0.53
473564.92
3303.90
1488.27
66.72
34.17

Last 10 May 16th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, May 16, 2020
7483.59
0.10
532482
2030
1638
69.0
31.0
Thu, May 16, 2019
7468.00
1.33
422413
5216
781
73.0
40.0
Wed, May 16, 2018
7479.39
0.10
501558
1838
1456
75.0
28.0
Tue, May 16, 2017
7506.94
0.73
719500
5535
2380
57.0
34.0
Mon, May 16, 2016
7489.50
-0.08
577461
3049
3345
57.0
37.0
Sat, May 16, 2015
7493.77
0.19
610988
1811
1033
46.0
33.0
Fri, May 16, 2014
7488.82
0.33
572199
2113
812
64.0
30.0
Thu, May 16, 2013
7456.74
0.71
351472
2651
508
71.0
35.0
Wed, May 16, 2012
7482.98
-0.06
527937
1042
1251
68.0
39.2
Mon, May 16, 2011
7475.23
0.14
471836
3612
3101
66.2
39.2
Averages of List
7482.50
0.35
528784.60
2889.70
1630.50
64.62
34.64


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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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