Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 235 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 64% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7450.14 on May 22, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Aug 31, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 69.86 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 37.38% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 326,133 acre feet

This is 85.27% of the May 22nd average of 382,463 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 251,827 acre feet

This is 34.45% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 309,831 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 74,306 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 125.82% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 64.00% of the May 23rd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -5.25 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 20.65 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 7.28 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, May 22, 2022
7450.14
0.40
310,072
1593
475
60.0
36.0
Sat, May 21, 2022
7449.74
0.47
307,881
3597
2293
52.0
32.0
Fri, May 20, 2022
7449.27
0.54
305,318
4170
2681
63.0
32.0
Thu, May 19, 2022
7448.73
0.47
302,390
4207
2917
75.0
32.0
Wed, May 18, 2022
7448.26
0.25
299,856
3659
2971
75.0
38.0
Tue, May 17, 2022
7448.01
0.26
298,514
3679
2966
77.0
29.0
Mon, May 16, 2022
7447.75
0.60
297,123
3835
2212
76.0
34.0
Sun, May 15, 2022
7447.15
0.57
293,927
3151
1618
77.0
30.0
Sat, May 14, 2022
7446.58
0.61
290,910
2911
1282
72.0
24.0
Fri, May 13, 2022
7445.97
0.72
287,701
2925
1018
65.0
22.0
Thu, May 12, 2022
7445.25
0.86
283,941
3148
892
59.0
38.0
Wed, May 11, 2022
7444.39
0.83
279,489
3080
924
74.0
29.0
Tue, May 10, 2022
7443.56
0.70
275,235
2853
1051
73.0
34.0
Mon, May 09, 2022
7442.86
0.65
271,681
2916
1255
68.0
44.0
Averages of List
7446.98
0.57
293,146
3266.00
1753.93
69.00
32.43

Averages for May 23rd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7478.41
0.64
501,003
3949.77
1644.02
63.94
35.34
All-Time
7478.41
0.64
501,003
3949.77
1644.02
63.94
35.34

Last 10 May 23rd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, May 23, 2021
7455.20
-0.19
338,611
1152
1693
60.0
34.0
Sat, May 23, 2020
7482.96
0.15
527,788
2517
1937
67.0
33.0
Thu, May 23, 2019
7474.51
0.38
466,787
3146
1791
57.0
35.0
Wed, May 23, 2018
7479.85
-0.16
504,902
1666
2237
71.0
36.0
Tue, May 23, 2017
7503.26
-1.67
688,387
3699
10759
60.0
34.0
Mon, May 23, 2016
7487.58
-0.07
562,661
3773
4025
62.0
30.0
Sat, May 23, 2015
7495.52
0.28
624,961
2112
962
53.0
33.0
Fri, May 23, 2014
7494.06
1.19
613,294
5018
240
64.0
44.0
Thu, May 23, 2013
7459.77
0.26
369,830
1795
976
75.0
35.0
Wed, May 23, 2012
7483.00
0.01
528,086
1362
1307
71.6
n/a
Averages of List
7481.57
0.02
522,531
2624.00
2592.70
64.06
34.89


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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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