Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 19 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 5% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7431.55 on Oct 18, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Apr 24, 1984

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 88.45 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 26.27% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 16,348 acre feet

This is 66.9% of the October 18th average of 24,436 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 39,295 acre feet

This is 5.38% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 23,148 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 22,947 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 131.64% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 76.14% of the Oct 19th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -34.16 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 4.66 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.91 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
7431.55
-0.17
217903
546
926
64.0
23.0
Sun, Oct 17, 2021
7431.72
-0.19
218666
486
912
65.0
18.0
Sat, Oct 16, 2021
7431.91
-0.23
219521
512
1030
60.0
14.0
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
7432.14
-0.22
220558
475
971
44.0
16.0
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
7432.36
-0.20
221552
517
969
44.0
22.0
Wed, Oct 13, 2021
7432.56
-0.25
222458
450
1017
44.0
27.0
Tue, Oct 12, 2021
7432.81
-0.25
223592
468
1036
45.0
31.0
Mon, Oct 11, 2021
7433.06
0.06
224729
1222
1079
63.0
23.0
Sun, Oct 10, 2021
7433.00
-0.37
224456
210
1055
54.0
29.0
Sat, Oct 09, 2021
7433.37
-0.21
226143
323
802
59.0
38.0
Fri, Oct 08, 2021
7433.58
-0.34
227104
361
1142
64.0
31.0
Thu, Oct 07, 2021
7433.92
-0.23
228663
457
984
66.0
29.0
Wed, Oct 06, 2021
7434.15
-0.31
229721
331
1045
65.0
41.0
Tue, Oct 05, 2021
7434.46
-0.40
231151
397
1325
71.0
29.0
Averages of List
7432.90
-0.24
224015.50
482.50
1020.93
57.71
26.50

Averages for October 19th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.31
-0.11
593708.96
616.41
1104.06
59.61
25.04
All-Time
7490.31
-0.11
593708.96
616.41
1104.06
59.61
25.04

Last 10 October 19th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Oct 19, 2020
7465.51
-0.20
406082
347
995
67.0
21.0
Sat, Oct 19, 2019
7504.81
-0.24
701415
340
1354
52.0
10.0
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
7439.29
0.41
256052
299
670
61.0
24.0
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
7503.78
-0.14
692745
619
1203
68.0
23.0
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
7495.89
-0.23
627932
516
1441
53.0
28.0
Mon, Oct 19, 2015
7503.04
-0.14
686546
635
1217
59.0
39.0
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
7491.04
0.06
589460
774
687
64.0
37.0
Sat, Oct 19, 2013
7456.63
-0.02
350815
641
695
53.0
15.0
Fri, Oct 19, 2012
7452.28
0.03
325418
323
231
64.4
19.4
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
7499.98
-0.20
661181
555
1376
64.4
17.6
Averages of List
7481.23
-0.07
529764.60
504.90
986.90
60.58
23.40


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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
All data is provisional and subject to review and modification


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