Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 245 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 67% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7491.42 on May 31, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Jul 2, 2020

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 27.98 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 70.99% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 550,996 acre feet

This is 120.55% of the May 31st average of 457,072 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 251,369 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 298,550 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 299,627 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 149.3% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 205.94% of the June 1st avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 36.86 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 49.77 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 15.42 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, May 31, 2023
7491.42
1.41
588,827
6303
702
69.1
33.6
Tue, May 30, 2023
7490.01
1.47
577,756
6403
617
68.2
32.9
Mon, May 29, 2023
7488.54
1.36
566,319
5957
653
72.1
31.8
Sun, May 28, 2023
7487.18
1.40
555,838
6106
697
67.6
29.3
Sat, May 27, 2023
7485.78
1.46
545,146
6257
669
66.2
34.2
Fri, May 26, 2023
7484.32
1.42
534,099
6264
878
68.2
34.3
Thu, May 25, 2023
7482.90
1.18
523,454
5925
1485
68.2
32.0
Wed, May 24, 2023
7481.72
1.16
514,682
6005
1673
65.5
34.0
Tue, May 23, 2023
7480.56
0.94
506,125
5699
2211
66.9
33.3
Mon, May 22, 2023
7479.62
1.09
499,240
5942
1928
61.7
33.8
Sun, May 21, 2023
7478.53
1.03
491,313
6029
2264
64.6
32.2
Sat, May 20, 2023
7477.50
0.76
483,878
5999
3235
63.5
34.3
Fri, May 19, 2023
7476.74
0.74
478,428
6116
3439
64.0
33.1
Thu, May 18, 2023
7476.00
0.71
473,150
6022
3466
65.8
36.5
Averages of List
7482.92
1.15
524,161
6073.36
1708.36
66.54
33.24

Averages for June 2nd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7483.21
0.68
535,978
4154.56
1585.12
72.12
37.36
All-Time
7483.73
0.68
539,890
4191.56
1588.20
72.12
37.36

Last 10 June 2nd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Jun 01, 2022
7455.01
36.41
337,512
2034
712
71.0
40.0
Tue, Jun 01, 2021
7457.42
34.00
351,608
2102
1252
72.0
31.0
Mon, Jun 01, 2020
7486.65
4.77
555,557
3949
981
78.0
45.0
Sat, Jun 01, 2019
7470.87
20.55
441,688
3187
5954
70.0
35.0
Fri, Jun 01, 2018
7480.84
10.58
512,136
1327
1530
80.0
32.0
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
7491.63
-0.21
594,085
5765
7132
69.0
46.0
Wed, Jun 01, 2016
7489.41
2.01
576,763
3905
1273
71.0
37.0
Mon, Jun 01, 2015
7499.78
-8.36
659,538
3739
331
73.0
44.0
Sun, Jun 01, 2014
7502.64
-11.22
683,206
8679
4840
71.0
44.0
Sat, Jun 01, 2013
7464.67
26.75
400,656
1749
664
66.0
30.0
Averages of List
7479.89
11.53
511,275
3644
2467
72.1
38.4


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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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Water data courtesy of US Bureau of Reclamation
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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