Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 280 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 77% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7463.78 on Jul 4, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jul 3, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 56.22 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 47.11% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 508,774 acre feet

This is 70.58% of the July 4th average of 720,862 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 352,410 acre feet

This is 48.21% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 390,495 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 156,364 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 120.31% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 56.81% of the Jul 7th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 0.57 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 34.29 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.57 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jul 04, 2022
7463.78
0.00
390,736
1304
1286
80.0
46.0
Sun, Jul 03, 2022
7463.78
0.00
390,736
1315
1297
76.0
54.0
Sat, Jul 02, 2022
7463.78
0.02
390,736
1468
1386
81.0
44.0
Fri, Jul 01, 2022
7463.76
0.00
390,608
1477
1459
73.0
46.0
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
7463.76
-0.01
390,608
1496
1511
77.0
54.0
Wed, Jun 29, 2022
7463.77
0.04
390,672
1479
1333
80.0
44.0
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
7463.73
0.08
390,418
1628
1354
78.0
43.0
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
7463.65
0.15
389,910
1802
1305
75.0
44.0
Sun, Jun 26, 2022
7463.50
0.12
388,959
1544
1143
71.0
51.0
Sat, Jun 25, 2022
7463.38
0.05
388,199
1474
1296
77.0
41.0
Fri, Jun 24, 2022
7463.33
0.05
387,883
1569
1392
74.0
43.0
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
7463.28
0.01
387,567
1617
1568
70.0
44.0
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
7463.27
0.06
387,504
1639
1430
74.0
48.0
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
7463.21
0.21
387,125
1784
1098
78.0
35.0
Averages of List
7463.57
0.06
389,404
1542.57
1347.00
76.00
45.50

Averages for July 7th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7502.32
0.07
687,442
2306.66
1944.96
79.20
46.22
All-Time
7502.32
0.07
687,442
2306.66
1944.96
79.20
46.22

Last 10 July 7th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Jul 07, 2021
7462.50
-0.27
382,656
1034
1871
85.0
50.0
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
7490.63
-0.19
586,255
928
1654
84.0
52.0
Sun, Jul 07, 2019
7513.22
0.77
774,070
5183
1730
n/a
n/a
Sat, Jul 07, 2018
7472.69
-0.33
454,148
526
1655
84.0
41.0
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
7516.22
0.08
800,864
2360
1971
82.0
45.0
Thu, Jul 07, 2016
7515.98
0.02
798,702
1733
1617
78.0
41.0
Tue, Jul 07, 2015
7518.61
0.10
822,551
2750
2263
69.0
50.0
Mon, Jul 07, 2014
7500.00
0.24
661,345
2419
1401
77.0
43.0
Sun, Jul 07, 2013
7468.76
-0.30
427,470
702
1694
84.0
55.0
Sat, Jul 07, 2012
7474.85
-0.21
469,168
725
1447
69.8
55.4
Averages of List
7493.35
-0.01
617,723
1836.00
1730.30
79.20
48.04


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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
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