Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 20 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 5% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7431.32 on Oct 19, 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 88.68 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 26.14% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 17,245 acre feet

This is 67.27% of the October 19th average of 25,635 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 41,215 acre feet

This is 5.64% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 24,179 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 23,970 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 132.14% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 76.32% of the Oct 20th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -34.19 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 4.89 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.83 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Oct 19, 2021
7431.32
-0.23
216872
452
968
53.0
26.0
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
Averages of List
7432.68
-0.22
222995.57
486.43
995.43
56.43
26.29

Averages for October 20th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.23
-0.06
593054.06
664.29
987.94
60.41
23.79
All-Time
7490.23
-0.06
593054.06
664.29
987.94
60.41
23.79

Last 10 October 20th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
7465.27
-0.24
404528
270
1048
69.0
19.0
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
7504.65
-0.16
700065
682
1354
55.0
11.0
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
7439.06
0.18
254910
301
872
59.0
16.0
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
7503.56
0.40
690900
672
1594
64.0
27.0
Thu, Oct 20, 2016
7495.67
-0.22
626165
495
1378
61.0
14.0
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
7502.83
-0.21
684792
564
1440
60.0
32.0
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
7491.03
-0.01
589382
777
809
66.0
30.0
Sun, Oct 20, 2013
7456.56
-0.07
350398
665
869
53.0
17.0
Sat, Oct 20, 2012
7452.31
0.03
325590
364
271
69.8
17.6
Thu, Oct 20, 2011
7499.79
-0.19
659620
590
1369
60.8
19.4
Averages of List
7481.07
-0.05
528635.00
538.00
1100.40
61.76
20.30


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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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