Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 219 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 60% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7458.55 on May 6, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Aug 18, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 61.45 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 43.2% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 223,558 acre feet

This is 78% of the May 6th average of 286,621 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 278,037 acre feet

This is 30.36% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 80,282 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 54,479 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 85.26% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 29.64% of the May 7th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -23.48 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 11.60 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.23 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Fri, Apr 23, 2021
7461.78
-0.29
378157
765
1665
44.0
32.0
Averages of List
7459.98
-0.25
367090.07
875.07
1641.79
61.21
28.21

Averages for May 7th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7470.78
0.32
448906.83
2386.62
1292.35
61.57
31.78
All-Time
7470.78
0.32
448906.83
2386.62
1292.35
61.57
31.78

Last 10 May 7th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, May 07, 2020
7482.25
0.22
522522
1895
1060
65.0
26.0
Tue, May 07, 2019
7459.97
0.87
371060
3405
702
68.0
38.0
Mon, May 07, 2018
7478.08
-0.09
492098
1211
1523
72.0
32.0
Sun, May 07, 2017
7500.20
0.39
662990
3322
1689
68.0
41.0
Sat, May 07, 2016
7489.14
0.29
574672
2164
1018
53.0
35.0
Thu, May 07, 2015
7492.93
0.18
604329
2542
1809
57.0
35.0
Wed, May 07, 2014
7484.25
0.88
537420
3668
336
57.0
28.0
Tue, May 07, 2013
7455.13
-0.14
341934
1283
1686
53.0
35.0
Mon, May 07, 2012
7483.20
0.03
529574
1247
1119
51.8
35.6
Sat, May 07, 2011
7474.43
-0.01
466227
2293
2314
71.6
26.6
Averages of List
7479.96
0.26
510282.60
2303.00
1325.60
61.64
33.22


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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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