Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 258 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 70% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7485.45 on Friday, June 14th, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on May 19, 2024

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 33.95 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 65.42% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 576,016 acre feet

This is 97.42% of the average of 591,296 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 653,446 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 95,807 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 77,430 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 81.67% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 146.77% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -20.56 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 9.47 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 8.76 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Jun 14, 2024
7485.45
1.08
542,640
5754
1617
n/a
n/a
Thu, Jun 13, 2024
7484.37
0.95
534,476
5960
2341
81.4
39.8
Wed, Jun 12, 2024
7483.42
1.29
527,341
6282
1412
81.5
39.8
Tue, Jun 11, 2024
7482.13
1.17
517,722
6401
2018
76.4
38.0
Mon, Jun 10, 2024
7480.96
1.15
509,068
6959
2683
65.5
42.3
Sun, Jun 09, 2024
7479.81
1.10
500,628
7152
3094
74.6
39.9
Sat, Jun 08, 2024
7478.71
1.02
492,617
6981
3245
78.6
40.0
Fri, Jun 07, 2024
7477.69
0.91
485,245
6985
3674
80.5
41.7
Thu, Jun 06, 2024
7476.78
0.57
478,714
6493
4423
81.8
39.2
Wed, Jun 05, 2024
7476.21
0.23
474,645
6166
5323
76.6
43.4
Tue, Jun 04, 2024
7475.98
-0.15
473,007
5386
5906
71.6
45.0
Mon, Jun 03, 2024
7476.13
-0.22
474,075
5137
5909
72.3
41.6
Sun, Jun 02, 2024
7476.35
-0.34
475,642
4745
5951
70.7
41.2
Sat, Jun 01, 2024
7476.69
-0.36
478,070
4676
5957
69.0
34.4
Averages of List
7479.33
0.6
497,421
6076.9
3825.2
75.4
40.5

Averages for June 14th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7493.22
-7.77
612,340
4297.39
1481.13
76.43
38.87
All-Time
7493.60
-8.15
615,380
4256.20
1520.43
76.43
38.87

Last 10 June 14th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Jun 14, 2023
7506.01
-20.56
708,857
4815
1129
68.9
35.2
Tue, Jun 14, 2022
7461.48
23.97
376,292
2426
1191
72.0
48.0
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
7463.67
21.78
390,037
2032
1375
90.0
38.0
Sun, Jun 14, 2020
7492.37
-6.92
599,907
2173
1198
78.0
47.0
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
7476.63
8.82
481,734
9990
3564
77.0
44.0
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
7479.35
6.10
501,268
886
1708
85.0
43.0
Wed, Jun 14, 2017
7500.96
-15.51
669,257
6354
3089
75.0
33.0
Tue, Jun 14, 2016
7506.31
-20.86
714,129
4976
34
71.0
35.0
Sun, Jun 14, 2015
7515.84
-30.39
797,443
7303
2398
71.0
41.0
Sat, Jun 14, 2014
7503.90
-18.45
693,753
6054
6116
69.0
39.0
Averages of List
7491.25
-5.80
598,010
4516
2099
78.3
36.7


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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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