Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 64 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 18% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7444.94 on Dec 2, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Dec 1, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 75.06 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 34.04% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 66,634 acre feet

This is 92.86% of the December 2nd average of 71,760 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 75,530 acre feet

This is 12.56% of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 43,022 AF yet total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 8,896 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 116.67% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 91.29% of the Dec 3rd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 12.90 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 3.29 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.98 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Dec 02, 2022
7444.94
0.12
282,331
593
277
33.6
19.9
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
7444.82
-0.01
281,710
424
448
40.6
8.6
Wed, Nov 30, 2022
7444.83
-0.01
281,761
424
448
34.5
-3.1
Tue, Nov 29, 2022
7444.84
-0.11
281,813
163
448
21.6
3.6
Mon, Nov 28, 2022
7444.95
0.10
282,383
550
287
40.1
18.0
Sun, Nov 27, 2022
7444.85
0.19
281,865
946
448
39.9
8.8
Sat, Nov 26, 2022
7444.66
0.16
280,882
867
448
46.4
17.2
Fri, Nov 25, 2022
7444.50
0.16
280,056
866
448
41.7
-5.3
Thu, Nov 24, 2022
7444.34
0.17
279,232
890
447
35.8
5.0
Wed, Nov 23, 2022
7444.17
0.05
278,357
579
447
42.3
15.4
Tue, Nov 22, 2022
7444.12
-0.01
278,100
423
447
44.2
7.7
Mon, Nov 21, 2022
7444.13
0.13
278,152
621
282
43.5
4.6
Sun, Nov 20, 2022
7444.00
0.04
277,484
123
17
40.1
3.6
Sat, Nov 19, 2022
7443.96
0.16
277,279
433
17
35.2
-4.9
Averages of List
7444.51
0.08
280,100
564.43
350.64
38.54
7.08

Averages for December 3rd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7485.58
-0.13
556,491
486.68
992.04
33.41
6.68
All-Time
7485.58
-0.13
556,491
486.68
992.04
33.41
6.68

Last 10 December 3rd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Dec 03, 2021
7432.08
0.04
220,287
412
319
54.0
10.0
Thu, Dec 03, 2020
7464.48
0.01
399,434
353
318
26.0
-3.0
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
7497.30
-0.09
639,311
524
889
30.0
3.0
Mon, Dec 03, 2018
7437.98
-0.09
249,589
379
600
22.0
-2.0
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
7499.22
-0.29
654,947
174
1368
46.0
15.0
Sat, Dec 03, 2016
7492.34
0.03
599,671
544
461
30.0
6.0
Thu, Dec 03, 2015
7499.51
-0.06
657,322
370
615
42.0
10.0
Wed, Dec 03, 2014
7491.83
-0.01
595,656
658
695
39.0
21.0
Tue, Dec 03, 2013
7459.62
0.11
368,908
640
298
37.0
26.0
Mon, Dec 03, 2012
7452.37
-0.01
325,932
241
268
46.4
21.2
Averages of List
7472.67
-0.04
471,106
429.50
583.10
37.24
10.72


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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
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