Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 234 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 64% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7484.21 on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on May 26, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 35.19 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 64.29% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 341,733 acre feet

This is 89.27% of the average of 382,806 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 429,414 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 105,176 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 87,681 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 77.7% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 93.74% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 5.68 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 13.39 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.64 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, May 21, 2024
7484.21
-0.57
533,271
3824
5973
48.6
26.6
Mon, May 20, 2024
7484.78
-0.51
537,569
3405
5333
66.1
34.7
Sun, May 19, 2024
7485.29
-0.35
541,427
3256
4577
64.9
35.3
Sat, May 18, 2024
7485.64
-0.34
544,083
3101
4387
66.9
37.3
Fri, May 17, 2024
7485.98
-0.44
546,668
2598
4272
65.8
31.3
Thu, May 16, 2024
7486.42
-0.32
550,022
2259
3475
62.7
30.0
Wed, May 15, 2024
7486.74
-0.24
552,467
2063
2972
57.0
30.8
Tue, May 14, 2024
7486.98
0.01
554,304
1746
1691
64.2
37.6
Mon, May 13, 2024
7486.97
0.05
554,228
1624
1415
61.0
25.6
Sun, May 12, 2024
7486.92
0.03
553,845
1511
1379
54.8
27.7
Sat, May 11, 2024
7486.89
0.05
553,615
1740
1532
51.9
26.1
Fri, May 10, 2024
7486.84
0.04
553,232
1387
1217
47.0
21.9
Thu, May 09, 2024
7486.80
-0.05
552,926
1377
1554
49.3
21.9
Wed, May 08, 2024
7486.85
0.03
553,309
1388
1256
45.3
20.4
Averages of List
7486.24
-0.19
548,640
2234.2
2930.9
57.5
29.1

Averages for May 21st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7476.49
7.72
487,420
3754.54
1665.50
64.88
33.05
All-Time
7476.77
7.44
489,273
3857.32
1629.70
64.88
33.05

Last 10 May 21st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, May 21, 2023
7478.53
5.68
491,313
6029
2264
64.6
32.2
Sat, May 21, 2022
7449.74
34.47
307,881
3597
2293
52.0
32.0
Fri, May 21, 2021
7455.61
28.60
340,988
1297
1138
63.0
47.0
Thu, May 21, 2020
7482.86
1.35
527,045
3008
3479
65.0
21.0
Tue, May 21, 2019
7473.47
10.74
459,543
4020
1459
45.0
31.0
Mon, May 21, 2018
7480.00
4.21
505,995
1593
1356
70.0
32.0
Sun, May 21, 2017
7506.20
-21.99
713,193
3338
6972
61.0
28.0
Sat, May 21, 2016
7487.86
-3.65
564,808
2905
4321
71.0
35.0
Thu, May 21, 2015
7495.00
-10.79
620,795
2179
912
60.0
33.0
Wed, May 21, 2014
7491.73
-7.52
594,870
4533
369
69.0
33.0
Averages of List
7480.39
3.82
514,518
3115
2741
61.9
34.8


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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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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
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