Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 297 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 81% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7458.17 on Jul 22, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jun 3, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 61.83 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 42.93% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 455,886 acre feet

This is 57.21% of the July 22nd average of 796,802 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 510,216 acre feet

This is 55.7% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 82,566 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 54,330 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 83.38% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 52.86% of the Jul 23rd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.38 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 4.00 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.76 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Mon, Jul 12, 2021
7461.00
-0.37
373320
517
1654
87.0
45.0
Sun, Jul 11, 2021
7461.37
-0.34
375610
716
1763
84.0
45.0
Sat, Jul 10, 2021
7461.71
-0.22
377722
912
1585
87.0
49.0
Fri, Jul 09, 2021
7461.93
-0.30
379092
868
1794
90.0
50.0
Averages of List
7460.10
-0.29
367814.14
889.14
1768.36
83.50
48.86

Averages for July 24th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.91
-0.07
693085.58
1608.71
1852.12
82.31
47.99
All-Time
7502.91
-0.07
693085.58
1608.71
1852.12
82.31
47.99

Last 10 July 24th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
7487.33
-0.22
560747
678
1507
77.0
45.0
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
7518.98
0.10
825936
2985
2499
84.0
46.0
Mon, Jul 23, 2018
7467.21
-0.32
417192
498
1544
87.0
53.0
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
7517.73
0.00
814531
1824
1800
81.0
46.0
Sat, Jul 23, 2016
7513.86
-0.16
779746
1314
2008
82.0
46.0
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
7517.05
-0.01
808361
1790
1811
82.0
42.0
Wed, Jul 23, 2014
7500.92
-0.14
668927
1371
1932
84.0
53.0
Tue, Jul 23, 2013
7464.70
-0.25
400849
762
1557
86.0
42.0
Mon, Jul 23, 2012
7471.22
-0.25
444070
603
1445
82.4
50.0
Sat, Jul 23, 2011
7518.74
-0.20
823725
2315
3220
86.0
48.2
Averages of List
7497.77
-0.14
654408.40
1414.00
1932.30
83.14
47.12


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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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