Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Water Summary
Today is day 321 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 88% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7457.49 on Aug 16, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jul 30, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 62.51 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 42.44% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 596,335 acre feet

This is 69.39% of the August 16th average of 859,393 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 477,321 acre feet

This is 65.3% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 351,782 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 119,014 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 115.98% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 89.03% of the Aug 17th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 2.81 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 6.32 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.46 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Aug 16, 2022
7457.49
-0.17
352,023
1125
1620
74.0
55.0
Mon, Aug 15, 2022
7457.66
-0.18
353,032
991
1517
80.0
53.0
Sun, Aug 14, 2022
7457.84
-0.25
354,102
800
1538
86.0
46.0
Sat, Aug 13, 2022
7458.09
-0.22
355,591
890
1541
83.0
50.0
Fri, Aug 12, 2022
7458.31
-0.24
356,908
913
1628
86.0
45.0
Thu, Aug 11, 2022
7458.55
-0.27
358,353
977
1788
87.0
49.0
Wed, Aug 10, 2022
7458.82
-0.26
359,988
728
1511
87.0
52.0
Tue, Aug 09, 2022
7459.08
-0.18
361,568
935
1472
86.0
49.0
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
7459.26
-0.22
362,661
1019
1679
84.0
48.0
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
7459.48
-0.14
363,998
1083
1498
84.0
48.0
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
7459.62
-0.08
364,851
1199
1431
84.0
50.0
Fri, Aug 05, 2022
7459.70
-0.15
365,339
1109
1556
82.0
52.0
Thu, Aug 04, 2022
7459.85
-0.10
366,255
1152
1446
84.0
49.0
Wed, Aug 03, 2022
7459.95
-0.11
366,866
1195
1519
82.0
50.0
Averages of List
7458.84
-0.18
360,110
1008.29
1553.14
83.50
49.71

Averages for August 17th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7499.52
-0.16
666,911
1049.34
1657.68
77.80
42.41
All-Time
7499.52
-0.16
666,911
1049.34
1657.68
77.80
42.41

Last 10 August 17th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Aug 17, 2021
7454.38
-0.30
333,885
867
1724
83.0
41.0
Mon, Aug 17, 2020
7482.69
-0.27
525,782
646
1641
88.0
48.0
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
7516.15
-0.17
800,233
1559
2312
82.0
37.0
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
7458.92
-0.32
364,626
493
1465
79.0
46.0
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
7518.19
-0.07
818,718
1435
1737
73.0
36.0
Wed, Aug 17, 2016
7509.51
-0.22
741,597
874
1816
75.0
48.0
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
7515.44
-0.03
793,851
1146
1262
77.0
53.0
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
7498.53
-0.21
649,309
914
1760
80.0
41.0
Sat, Aug 17, 2013
7460.51
-0.22
374,394
744
1418
82.0
39.0
Fri, Aug 17, 2012
7465.72
-0.25
407,445
504
1310
82.4
n/a
Averages of List
7488.00
-0.21
580,984
918.20
1644.50
80.14
43.22


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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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