Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 242 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 66% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7482.90 on May 25, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Aug 16, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 36.5 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 63.1% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 477,032 acre feet

This is 117.16% of the May 25th average of 407,146 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 243,007 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 233,177 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 234,025 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 140.63% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 214.10% of the May 29th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 31.69 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 41.25 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 10.36 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, May 25, 2023
7482.90
1.18
523,454
5925
1485
68.2
32.0
Wed, May 24, 2023
7481.72
1.16
514,682
6005
1673
65.5
34.0
Tue, May 23, 2023
7480.56
0.94
506,125
5699
2211
66.9
33.3
Mon, May 22, 2023
7479.62
1.09
499,240
5942
1928
61.7
33.8
Sun, May 21, 2023
7478.53
1.03
491,313
6029
2264
64.6
32.2
Sat, May 20, 2023
7477.50
0.76
483,878
5999
3235
63.5
34.3
Fri, May 19, 2023
7476.74
0.74
478,428
6116
3439
64.0
33.1
Thu, May 18, 2023
7476.00
0.71
473,150
6022
3466
65.8
36.5
Wed, May 17, 2023
7475.29
0.67
468,112
5874
3475
68.0
32.7
Tue, May 16, 2023
7474.62
0.58
463,384
5319
3250
68.4
32.5
Mon, May 15, 2023
7474.04
0.42
459,311
4536
3040
63.1
37.6
Sun, May 14, 2023
7473.62
0.26
456,374
3958
3029
56.7
34.7
Sat, May 13, 2023
7473.36
0.82
454,561
4054
1170
59.4
32.9
Fri, May 12, 2023
7472.54
1.03
448,871
3667
79
59.7
26.1
Averages of List
7476.93
0.81
480,063
5367.50
2410.29
63.96
33.26

Averages for May 30th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7481.18
0.69
520,943
4241.81
1693.88
67.73
35.68
All-Time
7481.66
0.70
524,546
4298.78
1696.50
67.73
35.68

Last 10 May 30th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, May 29, 2022
7453.46
29.44
328,631
2685
1185
67.0
40.0
Sat, May 29, 2021
7456.36
26.54
345,364
2254
1149
75.0
32.0
Fri, May 29, 2020
7484.55
-1.65
539,672
2734
1240
81.0
45.0
Wed, May 29, 2019
7473.25
9.65
458,018
2848
4790
55.0
33.0
Tue, May 29, 2018
7480.86
2.04
512,283
3369
1579
69.0
39.0
Mon, May 29, 2017
7493.41
-10.51
608,131
9196
12985
66.0
30.0
Sun, May 29, 2016
7488.05
-5.15
566,267
3318
2525
68.0
33.0
Fri, May 29, 2015
7497.84
-14.94
643,692
2619
636
62.0
35.0
Thu, May 29, 2014
7499.66
-16.76
658,553
7494
3060
71.0
44.0
Wed, May 29, 2013
7463.50
19.40
393,166
2681
649
57.0
39.0
Averages of List
7479.09
3.81
505,378
3920
2980
67.1
37.0


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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 = 1.9835 * 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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