Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 1 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 0% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7497.60 on Sunday, October 1st, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Dec 1, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 21.8 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 76.97% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 1,668 acre feet

This is 120.17% of the average of 1,388 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 3,279 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has risen by 348,170 AF yet total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 1,611 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 162.98% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 93.86% of the October 2nd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 51.14 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 0.00 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -2.41 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Oct 01, 2023
7497.60
-0.20
638,447
841
1653
68.2
35.5
Sat, Sep 30, 2023
7497.80
0.00
640,082
1666
1653
73.6
32.7
Fri, Sep 29, 2023
7497.80
0.00
640,082
4498
1653
72.9
32.2
Thu, Sep 28, 2023
7497.80
-0.20
640,082
3306
1653
73.9
36.2
Wed, Sep 27, 2023
7498.00
-0.20
641,720
2938
1653
74.5
32.7
Tue, Sep 26, 2023
7498.20
-0.20
643,359
2575
1653
72.5
31.7
Mon, Sep 25, 2023
7498.40
-0.20
645,001
2402
1653
71.6
28.0
Sun, Sep 24, 2023
7498.60
-0.20
646,644
838
1654
68.5
30.7
Sat, Sep 23, 2023
7498.80
-0.20
648,289
837
1654
65.1
30.9
Fri, Sep 22, 2023
7499.00
-0.20
649,937
836
1653
67.0
33.5
Thu, Sep 21, 2023
7499.20
-0.15
651,586
1043
1653
68.6
32.3
Wed, Sep 20, 2023
7499.35
-0.21
652,824
794
1654
69.1
32.7
Tue, Sep 19, 2023
7499.56
-0.45
654,559
-209
1654
68.9
35.4
Mon, Sep 18, 2023
7500.01
-0.39
658,285
186
1802
72.1
34.0
Averages of List
7498.58
-0.2
646,493
1610.8
1663.9
70.5
32.8

Averages for October 1st

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7490.85
6.75
599,834
693.93
1299.67
67.10
31.47
All-Time
7491.14
6.46
602,015
695.20
1289.69
67.10
31.47

Last 10 October 1st's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
7446.46
51.14
290,277
516
1200
60.0
38.0
Fri, Oct 01, 2021
7436.21
61.39
239,309
532
1404
59.0
43.0
Thu, Oct 01, 2020
7470.15
27.45
436,808
359
1270
73.0
23.0
Tue, Oct 01, 2019
7508.58
-10.98
733,566
494
1611
73.0
26.0
Mon, Oct 01, 2018
7443.82
53.78
279,149
-132
1500
75.0
35.0
Sun, Oct 01, 2017
7508.19
-10.59
730,210
722
1750
60.0
35.0
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
7500.23
-2.63
663,237
728
1754
68.0
30.0
Thu, Oct 01, 2015
7507.41
-9.81
723,518
666
1690
78.0
37.0
Wed, Oct 01, 2014
7492.26
5.34
599,040
1089
1158
51.0
32.0
Tue, Oct 01, 2013
7456.30
41.30
348,850
1104
916
71.0
28.0
Averages of List
7476.73
20.87
502,865
658
1420
63.4
33.3


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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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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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