Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa

Water Summary
Today is day 181 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 50% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7448.75 on Mar 29, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Mar 28, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 70.65 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 36.47% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 161,227 acre feet

This is 89.94% of the March 29th average of 179,266 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 149,270 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 12,221 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 11,957 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 106.49% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 91.29% of the Mar 30th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 12.76 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 7.10 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.63 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Mar 29, 2023
7448.75
0.03
302,498
364
276
n/a
n/a
Tue, Mar 28, 2023
7448.72
0.05
302,336
393
250
39.2
-17.3
Mon, Mar 27, 2023
7448.67
0.05
302,066
440
298
27.3
-13.4
Sun, Mar 26, 2023
7448.62
0.05
301,796
396
254
26.2
-8.1
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
Averages of List
7448.43
0.05
300,761
431.07
289.64
33.38
0.82

Averages for March 30th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7468.00
-0.12
430,507
839.67
1222.33
48.27
21.69
All-Time
7467.76
-0.13
428,672
840.15
1245.30
48.27
21.69

Last 10 March 30th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Mar 30, 2022
7436.07
12.68
238,651
904
709
44.0
28.0
Tue, Mar 30, 2021
7465.88
-17.13
404,223
726
718
46.0
22.0
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
7484.01
-35.26
535,622
759
976
44.0
28.0
Sat, Mar 30, 2019
7437.98
10.77
249,589
622
443
40.0
13.0
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
7483.89
-35.14
534,724
521
1153
54.0
16.0
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
7488.47
-39.72
569,499
1760
858
55.0
26.0
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
7487.73
-38.98
563,811
630
813
35.0
10.0
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
7488.65
-39.90
570,887
1336
316
62.0
21.0
Sun, Mar 30, 2014
7465.61
-16.86
406,731
728
0
48.0
24.0
Sat, Mar 30, 2013
7453.99
-5.24
335,271
545
245
57.2
24.8
Averages of List
7469.23
-20.48
440,901
853
623
48.5
21.3


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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 * 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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