Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 223 of 365 for the Water Year 2021. We are 61% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7457.63 on May 10, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Aug 21, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 62.37 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 42.54% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2021: 231,524 acre feet

This is 75.64% of the May 10th average of 306,097 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2021: 291,406 acre feet

This is 31.81% of last year's release of 915,943 acre feet
During WY 2021, water storage has fallen by 85,781 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 59,882 AF
Inflows for WY 2021 are 83.55% of WY 2020          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 25.34% of the May 11th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -25.00 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 12.52 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.96 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
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
Averages of List
7459.04
-0.23
361372.21
976.36
1659.36
61.86
28.71

Averages for May 11th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7472.10
0.33
457966.79
2605.63
1445.13
59.21
30.34
All-Time
7472.10
0.33
457966.79
2605.63
1445.13
59.21
30.34

Last 10 May 11th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, May 11, 2020
7482.85
0.22
526971
2156
1316
60.0
42.0
Sat, May 11, 2019
7462.90
0.51
389357
2885
1248
52.0
26.0
Fri, May 11, 2018
7478.70
0.21
496564
2206
1427
71.0
37.0
Thu, May 11, 2017
7502.89
0.56
685293
3711
1339
64.0
37.0
Wed, May 11, 2016
7490.18
0.27
582746
2082
1006
51.0
30.0
Mon, May 11, 2015
7492.96
0.01
604567
1964
1907
57.0
26.0
Sun, May 11, 2014
7486.81
0.56
556776
2920
756
46.0
32.0
Sat, May 11, 2013
7454.27
-0.25
336900
1018
1742
62.0
30.0
Fri, May 11, 2012
7483.17
-0.01
529350
935
958
66.2
n/a
Wed, May 11, 2011
7475.45
0.09
473384
3031
2697
50.0
35.6
Averages of List
7481.02
0.22
518190.80
2290.80
1439.60
57.92
32.84


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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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