Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 365 of 365 for water year 2023. We are 100% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7497.80 on Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Sep 29, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 21.6 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 77.16% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 1,087,541 acre feet

This is 116.06% of the average of 937,046 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 712,035 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 349,805 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 375,506 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 164.55% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 96.57% of the October 1st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 51.08 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 14.67 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.60 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Sep 30, 2023
7497.80
0.00
640,082
1666
1653
73.6
32.7
Fri, Sep 29, 2023
7497.80
0.00
640,082
4498
1653
72.9
32.2
Thu, Sep 28, 2023
7497.80
-0.20
640,082
3306
1653
73.9
36.2
Wed, Sep 27, 2023
7498.00
-0.20
641,720
2938
1653
74.5
32.7
Tue, Sep 26, 2023
7498.20
-0.20
643,359
2575
1653
72.5
31.7
Mon, Sep 25, 2023
7498.40
-0.20
645,001
2402
1653
71.6
28.0
Sun, Sep 24, 2023
7498.60
-0.20
646,644
838
1654
68.5
30.7
Sat, Sep 23, 2023
7498.80
-0.20
648,289
837
1654
65.1
30.9
Fri, Sep 22, 2023
7499.00
-0.20
649,937
836
1653
67.0
33.5
Thu, Sep 21, 2023
7499.20
-0.15
651,586
1043
1653
68.6
32.3
Wed, Sep 20, 2023
7499.35
-0.21
652,824
794
1654
69.1
32.7
Tue, Sep 19, 2023
7499.56
-0.45
654,559
-209
1654
68.9
35.4
Mon, Sep 18, 2023
7500.01
-0.39
658,285
186
1802
72.1
34.0
Sun, Sep 17, 2023
7500.40
-0.33
661,521
620
1988
70.9
29.7
Averages of List
7498.78
-0.21
648,141
1595.0
1687.9
70.7
32.3

Averages for September 30th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7491.01
6.79
601,058
719.78
1310.96
67.84
32.53
All-Time
7491.30
6.5
603,217
721.84
1302.80
67.84
32.53

Last 10 September 30th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 30, 2022
7446.72
51.08
291,650
595
1200
67.0
36.0
Thu, Sep 30, 2021
7436.58
61.22
241,051
460
1502
61.0
37.0
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
7470.42
27.38
438,635
396
1240
75.0
23.0
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
7508.84
-11.04
735,807
709
1610
73.0
38.0
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
7444.44
53.36
282,401
391
1500
75.0
27.0
Sat, Sep 30, 2017
7508.43
-10.63
732,274
880
1692
61.0
35.0
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
7500.48
-2.68
665,296
717
913
64.0
42.0
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
7507.65
-9.85
725,574
663
1471
75.0
44.0
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
7492.28
5.52
599,198
1562
1351
51.0
33.0
Mon, Sep 30, 2013
7456.24
41.56
348,493
1149
931
69.0
28.0
Averages of List
7476.96
20.84
504,396
608
1425
66.8
32.7


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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
Weather forecast for Gunnison, CO
All data is provisional and subject to review and modification


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