Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 112 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 31% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7435.13 on Jan 18, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 17, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 84.87 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 28.24% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 90,418 acre feet

This is 81.49% of the January 18th average of 110,959 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 97,844 acre feet

This is 13.39% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 6,793 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 7,426 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 106.65% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 72.84% of the Jan 20th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.94 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 5.64 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.59 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Thu, Jan 06, 2022
7434.65
0.11
232030
382
263
45.0
27.0
Wed, Jan 05, 2022
7434.54
0.04
231521
-82
266
37.0
10.0
Averages of List
7434.89
0.04
233143.57
351.36
285.93
30.43
4.64

Averages for January 20th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7479.11
-0.17
504753.08
413.28
1031.92
25.38
-3.39
All-Time
7479.11
-0.17
504753.08
413.28
1031.92
25.38
-3.39

Last 10 January 20th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
7465.13
0.01
399373
348
313
25.0
-2.0
Mon, Jan 20, 2020
7487.74
-0.21
563887
377
1186
14.0
-18.0
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
7438.44
0.01
251848
270
243
21.0
-11.0
Sat, Jan 20, 2018
7488.15
-0.10
567036
514
898
45.0
9.0
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
7491.12
-0.02
590086
518
594
25.0
7.0
Wed, Jan 20, 2016
7492.61
-0.08
601801
503
818
24.0
1.0
Tue, Jan 20, 2015
7486.50
-0.14
554415
549
1083
24.0
8.0
Mon, Jan 20, 2014
7462.33
0.02
385758
336
270
26.0
-9.0
Sun, Jan 20, 2013
7452.61
-0.01
327306
251
278
17.6
-20.2
Fri, Jan 20, 2012
7486.20
-0.10
552135
384
764
41.0
12.2
Averages of List
7475.08
-0.06
479364.50
405.00
644.70
26.26
-2.30


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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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