Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 231 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 63% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7448.26 on May 18, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Sep 15, 2018

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 71.74 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 36.15% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 299,223 acre feet

This is 84.77% of the May 18th average of 352,993 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 235,233 acre feet

This is 32.18% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 299,615 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 63,990 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 120.99% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 125.26% of the May 19th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -6.65 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 18.77 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 7.61 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
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
Sun, May 08, 2022
7442.21
0.73
268,407
2508
660
70.0
39.0
Sat, May 07, 2022
7441.48
0.51
264,761
1707
423
74.0
29.0
Fri, May 06, 2022
7440.97
0.32
262,234
1562
757
73.0
25.0
Thu, May 05, 2022
7440.65
0.27
260,657
1414
735
62.0
26.0
Averages of List
7444.65
0.56
281,031
2810.57
1340.29
71.07
31.50

Averages for May 19th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7475.80
0.58
482,849
3544.77
1519.57
64.88
33.43
All-Time
7475.80
0.58
482,849
3544.77
1519.57
64.88
33.43

Last 10 May 19th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, May 19, 2021
7455.28
0.37
339,074
1292
200
70.0
32.0
Tue, May 19, 2020
7483.30
-0.27
530,319
2529
3527
77.0
33.0
Sun, May 19, 2019
7472.00
1.11
449,403
4562
726
50.0
28.0
Sat, May 19, 2018
7479.85
0.10
504,902
1801
1417
68.0
30.0
Fri, May 19, 2017
7507.55
-0.11
724,717
4080
4536
44.0
28.0
Thu, May 19, 2016
7488.66
-0.34
570,964
2693
3999
60.0
39.0
Tue, May 19, 2015
7494.38
0.22
615,843
1925
1024
51.0
37.0
Mon, May 19, 2014
7490.00
0.47
581,345
3190
1332
71.0
30.0
Sun, May 19, 2013
7458.87
0.65
364,321
2844
839
51.0
33.0
Sat, May 19, 2012
7482.96
0.00
527,788
1242
1225
64.4
37.4
Averages of List
7481.29
0.22
520,868
2615.80
1882.50
60.64
32.74


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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
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