Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa

Water Summary
Today is day 177 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 48% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7448.57 on Mar 25, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Mar 24, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 70.83 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 36.35% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 158,067 acre feet

This is 91.44% of the March 25th average of 172,868 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 147,132 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 11,249 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 10,935 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 109.26% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 91.29% of the Mar 26th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 12.74 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 6.92 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.73 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Mar 25, 2023
7448.57
0.05
301,526
391
249
24.3
-2.4
Fri, Mar 24, 2023
7448.52
0.07
301,256
483
287
32.7
5.5
Thu, Mar 23, 2023
7448.45
0.04
300,879
436
322
33.3
9.1
Wed, Mar 22, 2023
7448.41
0.04
300,663
447
333
35.6
12.2
Tue, Mar 21, 2023
7448.37
0.08
300,448
498
276
35.1
12.2
Mon, Mar 20, 2023
7448.29
0.09
300,018
523
274
37.8
8.6
Sun, Mar 19, 2023
7448.20
0.03
299,534
358
271
36.1
0.9
Sat, Mar 18, 2023
7448.17
0.04
299,373
392
279
32.5
0.1
Fri, Mar 17, 2023
7448.13
0.01
299,158
442
409
35.2
-3.1
Thu, Mar 16, 2023
7448.12
0.07
299,104
472
277
38.7
6.3
Wed, Mar 15, 2023
7448.05
0.09
298,729
523
275
43.0
21.7
Tue, Mar 14, 2023
7447.96
0.04
298,247
386
274
39.4
7.3
Mon, Mar 13, 2023
7447.92
0.08
298,032
488
267
36.7
2.5
Sun, Mar 12, 2023
7447.84
0.07
297,604
444
251
39.4
12.0
Averages of List
7448.21
0.06
299,612
448.79
288.86
35.70
6.64

Averages for March 26th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7468.36
-0.07
432,704
809.65
1008.83
47.74
21.64
All-Time
7468.14
-0.08
430,989
806.02
1029.26
47.74
21.64

Last 10 March 26th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Mar 26, 2022
7435.73
12.84
237,058
664
895
65.0
22.0
Fri, Mar 26, 2021
7465.88
-17.31
404,223
751
743
41.0
22.0
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
7484.44
-35.87
538,846
655
1328
55.0
28.0
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
7437.61
10.96
247,781
493
242
38.0
11.0
Mon, Mar 26, 2018
7484.72
-36.15
540,950
483
1043
48.0
27.0
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
7487.27
-38.70
560,288
1905
933
48.0
30.0
Sat, Mar 26, 2016
7487.66
-39.09
563,274
605
480
35.0
21.0
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
7487.81
-39.24
564,424
1080
414
53.0
19.0
Wed, Mar 26, 2014
7464.77
-16.20
401,299
721
0
42.0
21.0
Tue, Mar 26, 2013
7453.61
-5.04
333,067
260
370
50.0
15.8
Averages of List
7468.95
-20.38
439,121
762
645
47.5
21.7


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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
All data is provisional and subject to review and modification


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