Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 25 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 7% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7430.50 on Oct 24, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Apr 23, 1984

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 89.5 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 25.7% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 22,453 acre feet

This is 70.42% of the October 24th average of 31,885 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 50,038 acre feet

This is 6.85% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 27,834 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 27,585 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 135.97% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 83.19% of the Oct 25th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -33.87 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 5.71 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.56 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Oct 24, 2021
7430.50
-0.28
213217
303
926
60.0
32.0
Sat, Oct 23, 2021
7430.78
-0.10
214462
698
918
59.0
16.0
Fri, Oct 22, 2021
7430.88
-0.15
214907
535
869
63.0
14.0
Thu, Oct 21, 2021
7431.03
-0.21
215576
523
992
60.0
14.0
Wed, Oct 20, 2021
7431.24
-0.08
216514
567
743
56.0
14.0
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
Averages of List
7431.70
-0.18
218609.07
553.86
954.00
55.71
20.71

Averages for October 25th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7489.70
-0.10
588903.47
611.53
1001.22
53.05
21.52
All-Time
7489.70
-0.10
588903.47
611.53
1001.22
53.05
21.52

Last 10 October 25th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Oct 25, 2020
7464.16
-0.21
397381
302
976
56.0
23.0
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
7503.77
-0.16
692661
619
1289
40.0
9.0
Thu, Oct 25, 2018
7438.35
-0.10
251405
511
755
57.0
22.0
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
7502.21
-0.28
679624
595
1763
64.0
16.0
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
7494.61
-0.25
617678
533
1533
59.0
35.0
Sun, Oct 25, 2015
7502.08
-0.11
678542
654
1108
57.0
26.0
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
7491.12
0.01
590086
787
741
69.0
21.0
Fri, Oct 25, 2013
7456.39
-0.02
349385
647
702
48.0
23.0
Thu, Oct 25, 2012
7452.45
0.03
326390
337
246
41.0
19.4
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
7498.80
-0.19
651513
590
1365
51.8
28.4
Averages of List
7480.39
-0.13
523466.50
557.50
1047.80
54.28
22.28


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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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