Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 22 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 6% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7431.24 on Oct 20, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Oct 19, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 88.76 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 26.1% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 18,369 acre feet

This is 68.2% of the October 20th average of 26,933 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 42,689 acre feet

This is 5.84% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 24,537 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 24,320 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 133.8% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 74.62% of the Oct 21st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -34.03 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 4.97 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.68 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Oct 20, 2021
7431.24
-0.08
216514
567
743
56.0
14.0
Tue, Oct 19, 2021
7431.32
-0.23
216872
452
968
53.0
26.0
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
7431.55
-0.17
217903
546
926
64.0
23.0
Sun, Oct 17, 2021
7431.72
-0.19
218666
486
912
65.0
18.0
Sat, Oct 16, 2021
7431.91
-0.23
219521
512
1030
60.0
14.0
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
7432.14
-0.22
220558
475
971
44.0
16.0
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
7432.36
-0.20
221552
517
969
44.0
22.0
Wed, Oct 13, 2021
7432.56
-0.25
222458
450
1017
44.0
27.0
Tue, Oct 12, 2021
7432.81
-0.25
223592
468
1036
45.0
31.0
Mon, Oct 11, 2021
7433.06
0.06
224729
1222
1079
63.0
23.0
Sun, Oct 10, 2021
7433.00
-0.37
224456
210
1055
54.0
29.0
Sat, Oct 09, 2021
7433.37
-0.21
226143
323
802
59.0
38.0
Fri, Oct 08, 2021
7433.58
-0.34
227104
361
1142
64.0
31.0
Thu, Oct 07, 2021
7433.92
-0.23
228663
457
984
66.0
29.0
Averages of List
7432.47
-0.21
222052.21
503.29
973.86
55.79
24.36

Averages for October 22nd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.13
-0.10
592311.88
650.31
1024.78
56.42
23.75
All-Time
7490.13
-0.10
592311.88
650.31
1024.78
56.42
23.75

Last 10 October 22nd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
7465.09
-0.18
403364
451
1032
70.0
17.0
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
7504.51
-0.14
698885
768
1355
38.0
11.0
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
7438.88
-0.56
254019
440
884
63.0
16.0
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
7503.35
0.19
689140
534
1414
43.0
24.0
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
7495.49
-0.18
624720
518
1239
68.0
16.0
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
7502.62
-0.21
683039
471
1346
53.0
37.0
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
7491.08
0.05
589773
429
224
60.0
35.0
Mon, Oct 21, 2013
7456.51
-0.05
350100
686
830
53.0
21.0
Sun, Oct 21, 2012
7452.34
0.03
325761
371
279
64.4
21.2
Fri, Oct 21, 2011
7499.58
-0.21
657896
499
1360
62.6
19.4
Averages of List
7480.95
-0.13
527669.70
516.70
996.30
57.50
21.76


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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
All data is provisional and subject to review and modification


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