Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 361 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 99% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7448.00 on Sep 25, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 17, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 72 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 35.98% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 655,777 acre feet

This is 70.74% of the September 25th average of 927,067 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 589,421 acre feet

This is 80.64% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 59,152 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 66,356 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 118.25% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 51.92% of the Sep 26th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 9.99 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 15.81 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -4.13 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Wed, Sep 14, 2022
7451.39
-0.39
316,986
549
1635
64.0
46.0
Tue, Sep 13, 2022
7451.78
-0.35
319,162
475
1452
73.0
35.0
Mon, Sep 12, 2022
7452.13
-0.51
321,122
383
1818
79.0
30.0
Averages of List
7449.95
-0.33
309,098
466.07
1375.21
72.86
36.93

Averages for September 26th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7492.74
-0.14
613,875
754.74
1300.09
71.74
29.82
All-Time
7492.74
-0.14
613,875
754.74
1300.09
71.74
29.82

Last 10 September 26th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Sep 26, 2021
7438.48
0.47
250,102
2718
1573
78.0
29.0
Sat, Sep 26, 2020
7471.59
-0.23
446,596
475
1257
75.0
31.0
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
7509.71
-0.19
743,330
759
1576
n/a
n/a
Wed, Sep 26, 2018
7446.05
-0.13
290,949
304
646
67.0
27.0
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
7509.38
-0.43
740,472
675
2539
64.0
21.0
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
7501.30
-0.27
672,070
695
1809
71.0
26.0
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
7508.49
-0.16
732,791
715
1396
78.0
32.0
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
7492.59
-0.15
601,643
837
1421
77.0
39.0
Thu, Sep 26, 2013
7455.65
0.11
344,998
1259
922
69.0
37.0
Wed, Sep 26, 2012
7455.89
-0.24
346,417
313
1021
57.2
35.6
Averages of List
7478.91
-0.12
516,937
875.00
1416.00
70.69
30.84


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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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