Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 229 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 63% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7486.42 on Thursday, May 16th, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on May 4, 2024

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 32.98 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 66.31% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 309,632 acre feet

This is 89.49% of the average of 345,992 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 380,735 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 88,425 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 71,103 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 81.53% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 93.97% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 11.80 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 1.74 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.13 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Tue, May 07, 2024
7486.82
0.10
553,079
1641
1240
44.9
30.0
Mon, May 06, 2024
7486.72
0.05
552,314
1548
1341
42.8
26.3
Sun, May 05, 2024
7486.67
0.09
551,932
1778
1416
60.6
29.8
Sat, May 04, 2024
7486.58
0.03
551,244
1526
1395
59.4
27.4
Fri, May 03, 2024
7486.55
0.00
551,015
1372
1357
57.3
26.4
Averages of List
7486.77
-0.01
552,681
1640.0
1660.0
54.2
27.3

Averages for May 16th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7473.70
12.72
468,549
3229.81
1595.37
67.23
34.11
All-Time
7473.80
12.62
469,082
3293.98
1577.02
67.23
34.11

Last 10 May 16th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, May 16, 2023
7474.62
11.80
463,384
5319
3250
68.4
32.5
Mon, May 16, 2022
7447.75
38.67
297,123
3835
2212
76.0
34.0
Sun, May 16, 2021
7454.17
32.25
332,681
1247
1986
71.0
39.0
Sat, May 16, 2020
7483.59
2.83
532,482
2030
1638
69.0
31.0
Thu, May 16, 2019
7468.00
18.42
422,413
5216
781
73.0
40.0
Wed, May 16, 2018
7479.39
7.03
501,558
1838
1456
75.0
28.0
Tue, May 16, 2017
7506.94
-20.52
719,500
5535
2380
57.0
34.0
Mon, May 16, 2016
7489.50
-3.08
577,461
3049
3345
57.0
37.0
Sat, May 16, 2015
7493.77
-7.35
610,988
1811
1033
46.0
33.0
Fri, May 16, 2014
7488.82
-2.40
572,199
2113
812
64.0
30.0
Averages of List
7479.65
6.77
509,739
3240
2312
63.0
32.2


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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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