Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 146 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 40% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7487.81 on Friday, February 23rd, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Feb 22, 2024

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 31.59 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 67.59% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 159,366 acre feet

This is 113.15% of the average of 140,843 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 202,357 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 77,766 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 42,991 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 120.01% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 145.65% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 40.24 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 9.79 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.56 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Feb 23, 2024
7487.81
-0.02
560,681
451
524
31.0
6.7
Thu, Feb 22, 2024
7487.83
-0.01
560,835
498
532
31.5
6.4
Wed, Feb 21, 2024
7487.84
-0.02
560,912
545
618
31.7
10.4
Tue, Feb 20, 2024
7487.86
-0.09
561,066
267
612
32.7
10.0
Mon, Feb 19, 2024
7487.95
-0.04
561,760
478
630
30.6
10.7
Sun, Feb 18, 2024
7487.99
-0.06
562,069
370
599
29.9
-5.5
Sat, Feb 17, 2024
7488.05
-0.01
562,532
578
612
30.0
2.1
Fri, Feb 16, 2024
7488.06
-0.04
562,609
469
621
32.0
8.0
Thu, Feb 15, 2024
7488.10
-0.04
562,918
451
603
31.1
3.2
Wed, Feb 14, 2024
7488.14
-0.06
563,226
393
622
31.6
-5.9
Tue, Feb 13, 2024
7488.20
-0.05
563,690
419
610
26.0
-3.0
Mon, Feb 12, 2024
7488.25
-0.07
564,076
345
613
23.0
-9.9
Sun, Feb 11, 2024
7488.32
-0.05
564,617
420
611
20.3
-11.7
Sat, Feb 10, 2024
7488.37
-0.05
565,004
405
596
21.6
-4.5
Averages of List
7488.06
-0.04
562,571
434.9
600.2
28.8
1.2

Averages for February 23rd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7472.53
15.28
459,167
415.67
958.74
31.24
6.65
All-Time
7472.60
15.21
459,488
411.96
979.88
31.24
6.65

Last 10 February 23rd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Feb 23, 2023
7447.57
40.24
296,162
375
1180
22.3
4.6
Wed, Feb 23, 2022
7436.34
51.47
239,920
395
203
34.0
12.0
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
7465.58
22.23
402,279
351
217
39.0
-1.0
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
7484.55
3.26
539,672
446
592
34.0
8.0
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
7437.63
50.18
247,879
335
307
32.0
11.0
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
7485.73
2.08
548,571
409
558
33.0
0.0
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
7489.19
-1.38
575,059
566
1108
28.0
10.0
Tue, Feb 23, 2016
7487.90
-0.09
565,115
558
1173
30.0
6.0
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
7485.44
2.37
546,378
589
508
28.0
17.0
Sun, Feb 23, 2014
7464.07
23.74
396,805
400
267
33.0
10.0
Averages of List
7468.36
19.45
435,455
419
581
28.4
1.3


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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 = 1.9835 * 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
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