Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 17 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 5% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7431.91 on Oct 16, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 1, 1984

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 88.09 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 26.46% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 14,301 acre feet

This is 65.47% of the October 16th average of 21,843 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 35,649 acre feet

This is 4.88% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 21,530 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 21,348 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 130.35% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 70.18% of the Oct 17th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -34.24 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 4.30 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.36 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Oct 16, 2021
7431.91
-0.23
219521
512
1030
60.0
14.0
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
7432.14
-0.22
220558
475
971
44.0
16.0
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
7432.36
-0.20
221552
517
969
44.0
22.0
Wed, Oct 13, 2021
7432.56
-0.25
222458
450
1017
44.0
27.0
Tue, Oct 12, 2021
7432.81
-0.25
223592
468
1036
45.0
31.0
Mon, Oct 11, 2021
7433.06
0.06
224729
1222
1079
63.0
23.0
Sun, Oct 10, 2021
7433.00
-0.37
224456
210
1055
54.0
29.0
Sat, Oct 09, 2021
7433.37
-0.21
226143
323
802
59.0
38.0
Fri, Oct 08, 2021
7433.58
-0.34
227104
361
1142
64.0
31.0
Thu, Oct 07, 2021
7433.92
-0.23
228663
457
984
66.0
29.0
Wed, Oct 06, 2021
7434.15
-0.31
229721
331
1045
65.0
41.0
Tue, Oct 05, 2021
7434.46
-0.40
231151
397
1325
71.0
29.0
Mon, Oct 04, 2021
7434.86
-0.41
233004
316
1270
71.0
28.0
Sun, Oct 03, 2021
7435.27
-0.48
234910
302
1425
67.0
31.0
Averages of List
7433.39
-0.27
226254.43
452.93
1082.14
58.36
27.79

Averages for October 17th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.53
-0.11
595586.04
668.84
1105.02
61.75
23.84
All-Time
7490.53
-0.11
595586.04
668.84
1105.02
61.75
23.84

Last 10 October 17th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
7465.91
-0.24
408681
384
1166
66.0
20.0
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
7505.25
-0.20
705134
507
1352
68.0
16.0
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
7439.64
-0.12
257795
401
698
59.0
13.0
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
7504.16
-0.22
695938
573
1499
64.0
15.0
Mon, Oct 17, 2016
7496.36
-0.27
631716
440
1530
64.0
30.0
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
7503.41
-0.23
689643
545
1509
64.0
30.0
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
7490.98
0.09
588991
752
390
64.0
24.0
Thu, Oct 17, 2013
7456.70
-0.03
351233
689
774
50.0
17.0
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
7452.24
0.04
325190
409
287
55.4
n/a
Mon, Oct 17, 2011
7500.37
-0.20
664390
579
1402
57.2
32.0
Averages of List
7481.50
-0.14
531871.10
527.90
1060.70
61.16
21.89


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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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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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