Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 128 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 35% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7447.45 on Feb 4, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Feb 3, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 72.55 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 35.63% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 118,244 acre feet

This is 94.81% of the February 4th average of 124,721 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 113,694 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 5,246 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 4,550 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 115.35% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 91.29% of the Feb 5th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 11.81 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 5.80 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.31 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Feb 04, 2023
7447.45
0.01
295,523
348
319
36.9
6.1
Fri, Feb 03, 2023
7447.44
0.01
295,470
367
338
n/a
n/a
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
7447.43
0.01
295,416
350
321
34.7
-5.3
Wed, Feb 01, 2023
7447.42
-0.01
295,363
328
352
17.4
-20.2
Tue, Jan 31, 2023
7447.43
0.02
295,416
408
352
17.4
-13.2
Mon, Jan 30, 2023
7447.41
0.03
295,310
386
303
20.8
-10.7
Sun, Jan 29, 2023
7447.38
0.03
295,150
453
371
31.5
3.2
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
7447.35
0.04
294,990
384
274
23.4
3.6
Fri, Jan 27, 2023
7447.31
0.05
294,778
368
232
31.1
3.0
Thu, Jan 26, 2023
7447.26
0.01
294,512
361
332
21.6
-7.2
Wed, Jan 25, 2023
7447.25
0.03
294,459
412
329
20.8
-13.9
Tue, Jan 24, 2023
7447.22
0.01
294,299
376
321
28.4
0.1
Mon, Jan 23, 2023
7447.21
0.07
294,246
483
293
15.3
-1.7
Sun, Jan 22, 2023
7447.14
-0.01
293,874
344
368
29.1
-5.3
Averages of List
7447.34
0.02
294,915
383.43
321.79
25.26
-4.73

Averages for February 5th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7475.76
-0.15
481,260
408.76
960.70
25.60
-2.13
All-Time
7475.76
-0.15
481,260
408.76
960.70
25.60
-2.13

Last 10 February 5th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Feb 05, 2022
7435.63
-0.01
236,590
285
307
17.0
-18.0
Fri, Feb 05, 2021
7465.34
0.02
400,727
432
364
25.0
2.0
Wed, Feb 05, 2020
7485.99
-0.16
550,541
459
1068
19.0
-24.0
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
7438.56
0.02
252,439
412
360
31.0
10.0
Mon, Feb 05, 2018
7486.44
0.00
553,959
471
467
46.0
30.0
Sun, Feb 05, 2017
7490.72
0.07
586,958
567
288
18.0
0.0
Fri, Feb 05, 2016
7490.43
-0.17
584,694
380
1045
8.0
-20.0
Thu, Feb 05, 2015
7485.35
0.03
545,698
483
365
44.0
12.0
Wed, Feb 05, 2014
7463.01
0.06
390,054
389
194
15.0
-5.0
Tue, Feb 05, 2013
7452.67
-0.03
327,650
283
367
26.6
-7.6
Averages of List
7469.41
-0.02
442,931
416.10
482.50
24.96
-2.06


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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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