Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 274 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 75% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7463.76 on Jun 30, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jun 29, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 56.24 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 47.09% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 497,738 acre feet

This is 71.25% of the June 30th average of 698,579 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 341,644 acre feet

This is 46.74% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 390,367 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 156,094 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 120.48% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 47.57% of the Jul 1st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -0.08 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 0.01 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 1.64 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Mon, Jun 20, 2022
7463.00
0.23
385,799
1802
1054
72.0
44.0
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
7462.77
0.36
384,352
2361
1204
70.0
52.0
Sat, Jun 18, 2022
7462.41
0.29
382,092
2026
1093
74.0
53.0
Fri, Jun 17, 2022
7462.12
0.16
380,278
1700
1179
82.0
48.0
Averages of List
7463.23
0.13
387,240
1708.64
1282.86
75.14
46.00

Averages for July 1st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7501.51
0.82
680,193
2986.81
1842.81
79.43
44.70
All-Time
7501.51
0.82
680,193
2986.81
1842.81
79.43
44.70

Last 10 July 1st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Jul 01, 2021
7463.71
-0.13
390,291
1284
1683
78.0
51.0
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
7491.52
29.58
593,221
1049
1502
79.0
31.0
Mon, Jul 01, 2019
7505.81
1.67
709,880
8147
1009
82.0
46.0
Sun, Jul 01, 2018
7474.74
-0.32
468,397
508
1619
79.0
37.0
Sat, Jul 01, 2017
7515.52
0.17
794,569
2823
2029
81.0
35.0
Fri, Jul 01, 2016
7515.08
0.24
790,626
2630
1522
62.0
55.0
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
7517.83
0.07
815,440
3429
3082
82.0
53.0
Tue, Jul 01, 2014
7499.75
-0.01
659,291
3038
3056
80.0
44.0
Mon, Jul 01, 2013
7470.34
-0.24
438,093
850
1650
82.0
44.0
Sun, Jul 01, 2012
7476.49
-0.33
480,740
495
1658
87.8
n/a
Averages of List
7493.08
3.07
614,055
2425.30
1881.00
79.28
44.00


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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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