Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 237 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 65% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7481.81 on Friday, May 24th, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on May 24, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 37.59 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 62.13% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 359,533 acre feet

This is 88.49% of the average of 406,281 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 465,034 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 123,098 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 105,501 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 75.7% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 84.91% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 0.09 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 15.79 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -5.08 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, May 24, 2024
7481.81
-0.93
515,349
2519
5986
63.6
29.1
Thu, May 23, 2024
7482.74
-0.81
522,260
2955
5990
61.5
33.1
Wed, May 22, 2024
7483.55
-0.66
528,315
3500
5982
59.6
21.7
Tue, May 21, 2024
7484.21
-0.57
533,271
3824
5973
48.6
26.6
Mon, May 20, 2024
7484.78
-0.51
537,569
3405
5333
66.1
34.7
Sun, May 19, 2024
7485.29
-0.35
541,427
3256
4577
64.9
35.3
Sat, May 18, 2024
7485.64
-0.34
544,083
3101
4387
66.9
37.3
Fri, May 17, 2024
7485.98
-0.44
546,668
2598
4272
65.8
31.3
Thu, May 16, 2024
7486.42
-0.32
550,022
2259
3475
62.7
30.0
Wed, May 15, 2024
7486.74
-0.24
552,467
2063
2972
57.0
30.8
Tue, May 14, 2024
7486.98
0.01
554,304
1746
1691
64.2
37.6
Mon, May 13, 2024
7486.97
0.05
554,228
1624
1415
61.0
25.6
Sun, May 12, 2024
7486.92
0.03
553,845
1511
1379
54.8
27.7
Sat, May 11, 2024
7486.89
0.05
553,615
1740
1532
51.9
26.1
Averages of List
7485.35
-0.36
541,959
2578.6
3926.0
60.6
30.5

Averages for May 24th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7478.26
3.55
499,685
3785.17
1770.06
65.82
32.33
All-Time
7478.62
3.19
502,289
3875.25
1743.04
65.82
32.33

Last 10 May 24th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, May 24, 2023
7481.72
0.09
514,682
6005
1673
65.5
34.0
Tue, May 24, 2022
7450.72
31.09
313,268
2184
1364
57.0
36.0
Mon, May 24, 2021
7455.22
26.59
338,726
1681
1610
66.0
20.0
Sun, May 24, 2020
7483.19
-1.38
529,499
2291
1411
60.0
34.0
Fri, May 24, 2019
7474.61
7.20
467,486
2866
2497
n/a
n/a
Thu, May 24, 2018
7479.89
1.92
505,193
1512
1348
75.0
30.0
Wed, May 24, 2017
7501.14
-19.33
670,746
3124
11998
72.0
30.0
Tue, May 24, 2016
7487.50
-5.69
562,048
3734
4025
68.0
28.0
Sun, May 24, 2015
7495.81
-14.00
627,289
2154
962
53.0
37.0
Sat, May 24, 2014
7495.16
-13.35
622,076
5176
729
60.0
37.0
Averages of List
7480.79
1.02
516,905
3323
2725
68.3
32.3


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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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