Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 351 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 96% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7443.86 on Sep 15, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Oct 1, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 76.14 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 33.37% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 551,385 acre feet

This is 60.1% of the September 15th average of 917,475 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 683,637 acre feet

This is 74.64% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 161,868 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 132,252 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 88.75% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 43.37% of the Sep 16th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -30.81 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 26.29 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -5.76 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Sep 15, 2021
7443.86
-0.45
276767
15
1170
80.0
33.0
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
7444.31
-0.47
279077
386
1599
79.0
38.0
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
7444.78
-0.45
281503
470
1637
79.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 12, 2021
7445.23
-0.58
283837
365
1880
78.0
44.0
Sat, Sep 11, 2021
7445.81
-0.46
286863
423
1629
84.0
37.0
Fri, Sep 10, 2021
7446.27
-0.47
289277
451
1690
87.0
35.0
Thu, Sep 09, 2021
7446.74
-0.44
291755
451
1616
84.0
32.0
Wed, Sep 08, 2021
7447.18
-0.46
294087
422
1646
86.0
34.0
Tue, Sep 07, 2021
7447.64
-0.42
296536
567
1689
85.0
33.0
Mon, Sep 06, 2021
7448.06
-0.41
298783
483
1583
83.0
34.0
Sun, Sep 05, 2021
7448.47
-0.40
300987
543
1621
79.0
32.0
Sat, Sep 04, 2021
7448.87
-0.40
303147
536
1619
76.0
38.0
Fri, Sep 03, 2021
7449.27
-0.35
305318
683
1633
75.0
45.0
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
7449.62
-0.35
307225
663
1617
69.0
49.0
Averages of List
7446.87
-0.44
292511.57
461.29
1616.36
80.29
37.36

Averages for September 16th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7495.38
-0.16
633556.02
790.79
1387.02
70.04
35.51
All-Time
7495.38
-0.16
633556.02
790.79
1387.02
70.04
35.51

Last 10 September 16th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
7474.37
-0.30
465808
459
1503
76.0
34.0
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
7511.62
-0.20
759976
731
1599
69.0
37.0
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
7447.99
-0.75
301444
193
900
79.0
37.0
Sat, Sep 16, 2017
7512.22
-0.23
765246
800
1804
64.0
39.0
Fri, Sep 16, 2016
7503.43
-0.27
689810
703
1828
68.0
26.0
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
7510.16
-0.21
747234
947
1851
71.0
41.0
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
7493.98
-0.18
612658
609
1316
75.0
39.0
Mon, Sep 16, 2013
7454.66
0.02
339178
1202
1131
68.0
41.0
Sun, Sep 16, 2012
7458.49
-0.25
362010
308
1062
73.4
33.8
Fri, Sep 16, 2011
7507.59
-0.15
725060
880
1512
62.6
44.6
Averages of List
7487.45
-0.25
576842.40
683.20
1450.60
70.60
37.24


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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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