Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 265 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 72% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7491.48 on Friday, June 21st, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Dec 20, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 27.92 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 71.04% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 628,585 acre feet

This is 97.11% of the average of 647,283 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 666,642 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 49,147 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 38,057 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 81.37% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 147.23% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -19.46 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 15.50 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 12.77 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Jun 21, 2024
7491.48
0.96
589,300
n/a
n/a
73.6
44.2
Thu, Jun 20, 2024
7490.52
0.67
581,749
3687
1021
78.2
39.3
Wed, Jun 19, 2024
7489.85
0.71
576,506
3844
1033
77.5
36.1
Tue, Jun 18, 2024
7489.14
0.79
570,974
4345
1235
71.8
41.0
Mon, Jun 17, 2024
7488.35
0.91
564,849
4584
1025
78.4
36.5
Sun, Jun 16, 2024
7487.44
0.96
557,834
4880
1150
80.9
44.8
Sat, Jun 15, 2024
7486.48
1.03
550,480
5163
1189
78.0
35.2
Fri, Jun 14, 2024
7485.45
1.08
542,640
5754
1617
64.0
40.8
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
Averages of List
7485.58
0.98
544,013
5537.8
1774.1
75.7
39.8

Averages for June 21st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7497.42
-5.94
646,186
3794.87
1766.75
78.83
40.25
All-Time
7497.74
-6.26
648,719
3791.65
1800.49
78.83
40.25

Last 10 June 21st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Jun 21, 2023
7510.94
-19.46
751,663
4893
1370
76.3
34.0
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
7463.21
28.27
387,125
1784
1098
78.0
35.0
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
7464.22
27.26
393,538
918
739
83.0
41.0
Sun, Jun 21, 2020
7492.83
-1.35
603,539
1517
1654
79.0
37.0
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
7491.25
0.23
591,104
8566
65
76.0
38.0
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
7478.08
13.40
492,098
496
1672
77.0
38.0
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
7509.25
-17.77
739,348
6574
1336
84.0
48.0
Tue, Jun 21, 2016
7511.54
-20.06
759,275
4032
702
86.0
50.0
Sun, Jun 21, 2015
7519.27
-27.79
828,594
6374
6626
86.0
42.0
Sat, Jun 21, 2014
7501.51
-10.03
673,810
4283
6143
73.0
42.0
Averages of List
7494.57
-3.09
624,995
3866
2338
80.3
42.7


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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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