Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 258 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 71% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7463.67 on Jun 14, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Apr 17, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 56.33 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 47.02% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 365,976 acre feet

This is 62.73% of the June 14th average of 583,431 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 387,665 acre feet

This is 42.32% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 48,598 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 21,689 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 80.18% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 48.39% of the Jun 15th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -28.70 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 9.50 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 6.25 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
7463.67
0.20
390037
2032
1375
90.0
38.0
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
7463.47
0.35
388769
2129
995
88.0
38.0
Sat, Jun 12, 2021
7463.12
0.52
386556
2527
860
86.0
37.0
Fri, Jun 11, 2021
7462.60
0.35
383283
2064
941
81.0
37.0
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
7462.25
0.46
381090
2488
1024
84.0
37.0
Wed, Jun 09, 2021
7461.79
0.55
378220
2605
866
83.0
35.0
Tue, Jun 08, 2021
7461.24
0.66
374804
3050
980
80.0
39.0
Mon, Jun 07, 2021
7460.58
0.78
370730
3654
1228
82.0
42.0
Sun, Jun 06, 2021
7459.80
0.57
365949
3133
1367
78.0
44.0
Sat, Jun 05, 2021
7459.23
0.61
362479
3251
1369
81.0
44.0
Fri, Jun 04, 2021
7458.62
0.46
358776
2689
1279
84.0
40.0
Thu, Jun 03, 2021
7458.16
0.30
356009
2279
1361
80.0
37.0
Wed, Jun 02, 2021
7457.86
0.44
354220
2473
1141
74.0
36.0
Tue, Jun 01, 2021
7457.42
0.28
351608
2102
1252
72.0
31.0
Averages of List
7460.70
0.47
371609.29
2605.43
1145.57
81.64
38.21

Averages for June 15th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7495.41
0.70
629462.71
4376.37
1555.12
78.07
39.27
All-Time
7495.41
0.70
629462.71
4376.37
1555.12
78.07
39.27

Last 10 June 15th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jun 15, 2020
7492.62
0.25
601880
2289
1272
81.0
35.0
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
7478.88
2.25
497864
10035
1883
77.0
39.0
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
7479.18
-0.17
500035
952
1553
85.0
43.0
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
7501.88
0.92
676880
5891
1983
80.0
35.0
Wed, Jun 15, 2016
7507.16
0.85
721379
4621
942
80.0
37.0
Mon, Jun 15, 2015
7516.79
0.95
806008
6959
2615
75.0
41.0
Sun, Jun 15, 2014
7503.74
-0.16
692410
5461
6114
73.0
30.0
Sat, Jun 15, 2013
7471.52
0.32
446117
2064
944
77.0
35.0
Fri, Jun 15, 2012
7481.18
-0.26
514631
747
1690
80.6
42.8
Wed, Jun 15, 2011
7492.09
1.36
597701
6934
1535
78.8
44.6
Averages of List
7492.50
0.63
605490.50
4595.30
2053.10
78.74
38.24


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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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