Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 122 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 33% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7447.38 on Jan 29, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 28, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 72.62 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 35.58% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 113,906 acre feet

This is 95.03% of the January 29th average of 119,858 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 109,757 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 4,873 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 4,149 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 115.54% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 91.29% of the Jan 30th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 11.84 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 5.73 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.41 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Jan 29, 2023
7447.38
0.03
295,150
453
371
31.5
3.2
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
7447.35
0.04
294,990
384
274
23.4
3.6
Fri, Jan 27, 2023
7447.31
0.05
294,778
368
232
31.1
3.0
Thu, Jan 26, 2023
7447.26
0.01
294,512
361
332
21.6
-7.2
Wed, Jan 25, 2023
7447.25
0.03
294,459
412
329
20.8
-13.9
Tue, Jan 24, 2023
7447.22
0.01
294,299
376
321
28.4
0.1
Mon, Jan 23, 2023
7447.21
0.07
294,246
483
293
15.3
-1.7
Sun, Jan 22, 2023
7447.14
-0.01
293,874
344
368
29.1
-5.3
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
7447.15
0.07
293,927
349
160
28.2
-10.7
Fri, Jan 20, 2023
7447.08
0.03
293,556
307
251
17.4
-15.2
Thu, Jan 19, 2023
7447.05
0.00
293,397
384
382
25.0
-6.0
Wed, Jan 18, 2023
7447.05
0.05
293,397
417
281
23.5
-10.7
Tue, Jan 17, 2023
7447.00
0.03
293,132
502
420
21.7
-3.3
Mon, Jan 16, 2023
7446.97
0.09
292,973
480
237
26.8
5.4
Averages of List
7447.17
0.04
294,049
401.43
303.64
24.56
-4.19

Averages for January 30th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7476.71
-0.17
488,087
394.04
1015.61
27.86
-0.10
All-Time
7476.71
-0.17
488,087
394.04
1015.61
27.86
-0.10

Last 10 January 30th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Jan 30, 2022
7435.58
0.04
236,357
305
208
21.0
-14.0
Sat, Jan 30, 2021
7465.25
0.02
400,147
436
368
31.0
15.0
Thu, Jan 30, 2020
7486.53
-0.12
554,643
444
901
28.0
-2.0
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
7438.40
0.01
251,651
285
257
14.0
-27.0
Tue, Jan 30, 2018
7486.57
-0.07
554,948
393
658
42.0
3.0
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
7490.72
-0.01
586,958
478
514
9.0
-18.0
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
7491.20
-0.18
590,713
479
1186
37.0
10.0
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
7485.54
-0.04
547,134
568
717
33.0
24.0
Thu, Jan 30, 2014
7462.70
0.05
388,092
421
258
37.0
24.0
Wed, Jan 30, 2013
7452.72
0.01
327,937
201
170
21.2
-9.4
Averages of List
7469.52
-0.03
443,858
401.00
523.70
27.32
0.56


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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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