Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 116 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 32% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7435.18 on Jan 20, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 19, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 84.82 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 28.27% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 91,898 acre feet

This is 81.57% of the January 20th average of 112,664 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 99,084 acre feet

This is 13.56% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 6,560 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 7,186 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 106.42% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 72.84% of the Jan 24th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.95 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 5.69 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.41 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Jan 20, 2022
7435.18
0.02
234491
380
331
28.0
4.0
Wed, Jan 19, 2022
7435.16
0.03
234398
366
294
36.0
4.0
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
7435.13
0.04
234258
392
296
29.0
3.0
Mon, Jan 17, 2022
7435.09
0.03
234072
368
296
27.0
-1.0
Sun, Jan 16, 2022
7435.06
0.02
233933
330
281
25.0
-4.0
Sat, Jan 15, 2022
7435.04
0.07
233840
451
286
29.0
2.0
Fri, Jan 14, 2022
7434.97
0.03
233515
361
289
39.0
6.0
Thu, Jan 13, 2022
7434.94
-0.05
233375
137
253
30.0
1.0
Wed, Jan 12, 2022
7434.99
0.08
233608
560
370
25.0
-3.0
Tue, Jan 11, 2022
7434.91
0.06
233236
361
218
22.0
-6.0
Mon, Jan 10, 2022
7434.85
0.05
232957
340
221
20.0
-5.0
Sun, Jan 09, 2022
7434.80
0.08
232725
425
236
24.0
5.0
Sat, Jan 08, 2022
7434.72
-0.05
232354
248
364
37.0
17.0
Fri, Jan 07, 2022
7434.77
0.12
232586
646
364
37.0
13.0
Averages of List
7434.97
0.04
233524.86
383.21
292.79
29.14
2.57

Averages for January 24th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7478.47
-0.17
499997.30
382.64
1017.28
22.78
-6.11
All-Time
7478.47
-0.17
499997.30
382.64
1017.28
22.78
-6.11

Last 10 January 24th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Jan 24, 2021
7465.20
-0.01
399824
357
387
23.0
-2.0
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
7487.23
-0.15
559982
450
1025
37.0
-4.0
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
7438.30
0.02
251159
260
208
13.0
-17.0
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
7487.39
-0.21
561206
368
1175
30.0
-7.0
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
7490.95
-0.08
588756
324
636
23.0
-2.0
Sun, Jan 24, 2016
7492.04
-0.15
597308
411
1003
14.0
-7.0
Sat, Jan 24, 2015
7485.94
-0.16
550162
411
1020
10.0
-11.0
Fri, Jan 24, 2014
7462.43
0.05
386388
377
216
19.0
-13.0
Thu, Jan 24, 2013
7452.55
0.00
326963
220
218
26.6
-5.8
Tue, Jan 24, 2012
7485.89
-0.08
549783
427
730
30.2
10.4
Averages of List
7474.79
-0.08
477153.10
360.50
661.80
22.58
-5.84


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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
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