Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 364 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 100% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7447.25 on Sep 28, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 15, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 72.75 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 35.5% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 658,966 acre feet

This is 70.75% of the September 28th average of 931,442 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 596,561 acre feet

This is 81.62% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 55,150 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 62,405 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 116.33% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 53.46% of the Sep 29th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 9.75 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 16.56 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.75 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Sep 28, 2022
7447.25
-0.27
294,459
484
1200
71.0
38.0
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
7447.52
-0.29
295,896
428
1200
72.0
35.0
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
7447.81
-0.19
297,444
696
1200
76.0
30.0
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
7448.00
-0.39
298,461
153
1200
76.0
30.0
Sat, Sep 24, 2022
7448.39
-0.26
300,556
503
1200
72.0
31.0
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
7448.65
-0.24
301,958
555
1200
69.0
38.0
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
7448.89
-0.26
303,255
555
1257
69.0
52.0
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
7449.15
-0.28
304,666
542
1300
64.0
48.0
Tue, Sep 20, 2022
7449.43
-0.32
306,189
429
1300
80.0
32.0
Mon, Sep 19, 2022
7449.75
-0.24
307,935
160
812
77.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 18, 2022
7449.99
-0.19
309,249
658
1173
78.0
30.0
Sat, Sep 17, 2022
7450.18
-0.44
310,292
552
1764
76.0
35.0
Fri, Sep 16, 2022
7450.62
-0.38
312,716
537
1586
74.0
33.0
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
7451.00
-0.39
314,819
474
1556
69.0
44.0
Averages of List
7449.05
-0.30
304,135
480.43
1282.00
73.07
36.36

Averages for September 29th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7492.18
-0.19
609,597
698.21
1460.08
67.88
32.61
All-Time
7492.18
-0.19
609,597
698.21
1460.08
67.88
32.61

Last 10 September 29th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Sep 29, 2021
7437.02
-0.48
243,132
413
1555
57.0
40.0
Tue, Sep 29, 2020
7470.67
-0.34
440,330
139
1293
74.0
22.0
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
7509.05
-0.22
737,620
665
1610
75.0
33.0
Sat, Sep 29, 2018
7444.86
0.42
284,617
386
1500
73.0
24.0
Fri, Sep 29, 2017
7508.62
-0.26
733,910
866
1983
62.0
33.0
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
7500.53
-0.26
665,708
731
1799
68.0
37.0
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
7507.84
-0.23
727,204
725
1707
75.0
33.0
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
7492.23
-0.09
598,804
982
1327
51.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 29, 2013
7456.17
0.16
348,078
1231
743
64.0
26.0
Sat, Sep 29, 2012
7455.10
-0.28
341,757
298
1120
69.8
32.0
Averages of List
7478.21
-0.16
512,116
643.60
1463.70
66.88
31.90


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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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