Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 1 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 0% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7446.72 on Sep 30, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 14, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 73.28 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 35.16% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 660,926 acre feet

This is 70.75% of the September 30th average of 934,207 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 601,296 acre feet

This is 82.26% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 52,341 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 59,630 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 0% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 61.73% of the Oct 1st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 10.14 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 17.09 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.46 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 30, 2022
7446.72
-0.23
291,650
595
1200
67.0
36.0
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
7446.95
-0.30
292,867
393
1187
71.0
37.0
Wed, Sep 28, 2022
7447.25
-0.27
294,459
484
1200
71.0
38.0
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
7447.52
-0.29
295,896
428
1200
72.0
35.0
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
7447.81
-0.19
297,444
696
1200
76.0
30.0
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
7448.00
-0.39
298,461
153
1200
76.0
30.0
Sat, Sep 24, 2022
7448.39
-0.26
300,556
503
1200
72.0
31.0
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
7448.65
-0.24
301,958
555
1200
69.0
38.0
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
7448.89
-0.26
303,255
555
1257
69.0
52.0
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
7449.15
-0.28
304,666
542
1300
64.0
48.0
Tue, Sep 20, 2022
7449.43
-0.32
306,189
429
1300
80.0
32.0
Mon, Sep 19, 2022
7449.75
-0.24
307,935
160
812
77.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 18, 2022
7449.99
-0.19
309,249
658
1173
78.0
30.0
Sat, Sep 17, 2022
7450.18
-0.44
310,292
552
1764
76.0
35.0
Averages of List
7448.48
-0.28
301,063
478.79
1228.07
72.71
36.07

Averages for October 1st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7491.86
-0.16
607,210
695.83
1284.53
67.41
30.92
All-Time
7491.86
-0.16
607,210
695.83
1284.53
67.41
30.92

Last 10 October 1st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Oct 01, 2021
7436.21
-0.37
239,309
532
1404
59.0
43.0
Thu, Oct 01, 2020
7470.15
-0.27
436,808
359
1270
73.0
23.0
Tue, Oct 01, 2019
7508.58
-0.26
733,566
494
1611
73.0
26.0
Mon, Oct 01, 2018
7443.82
-0.62
279,149
-132
1500
75.0
35.0
Sun, Oct 01, 2017
7508.19
-0.43
730,210
722
1750
60.0
35.0
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
7500.23
-0.25
663,237
728
1754
68.0
30.0
Thu, Oct 01, 2015
7507.41
-0.24
723,518
666
1690
78.0
37.0
Wed, Oct 01, 2014
7492.26
-0.02
599,040
1089
1158
51.0
32.0
Tue, Oct 01, 2013
7456.30
0.06
348,850
1104
916
71.0
28.0
Mon, Oct 01, 2012
7454.55
-0.27
338,534
312
1100
69.8
32.0
Averages of List
7477.77
-0.27
509,222
587.40
1415.30
67.78
32.10


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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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Water data courtesy of US Bureau of Reclamation
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
All data is provisional and subject to review and modification


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