Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 290 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 79% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7498.73 on Tuesday, July 16th, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Jul 3, 2024

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 20.67 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 78.08% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 772,774 acre feet

This is 99.32% of the average of 778,094 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 743,666 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has risen by 9,266 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 29,108 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 83.69% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 95.94% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -12.61 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 1.02 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.05 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Jul 16, 2024
7498.73
-0.30
647,713
1409
2631
82.4
42.7
Mon, Jul 15, 2024
7499.03
-0.07
650,184
1476
1743
84.4
41.1
Sun, Jul 14, 2024
7499.10
-0.12
650,761
1400
1875
84.3
44.1
Sat, Jul 13, 2024
7499.22
-0.22
651,751
1340
2232
86.7
42.8
Fri, Jul 12, 2024
7499.44
-0.17
653,568
1395
2080
86.6
40.9
Thu, Jul 11, 2024
7499.61
-0.11
654,973
1569
2004
84.7
37.9
Wed, Jul 10, 2024
7499.72
-0.03
655,883
1523
1624
78.1
38.6
Tue, Jul 09, 2024
7499.75
0.12
656,131
1630
1106
77.6
37.4
Mon, Jul 08, 2024
7499.63
0.02
655,138
1808
1701
77.5
35.1
Sun, Jul 07, 2024
7499.61
0.02
654,973
1522
1415
77.8
36.3
Sat, Jul 06, 2024
7499.59
0.27
654,807
2513
1364
76.9
35.7
Fri, Jul 05, 2024
7499.32
0.32
652,576
2653
1299
76.4
35.0
Thu, Jul 04, 2024
7499.00
0.22
649,937
2267
1331
76.1
36.2
Wed, Jul 03, 2024
7498.78
0.45
648,125
3201
1313
77.9
40.5
Averages of List
7499.32
0.03
652,609
1836.1
1694.1
80.5
38.9

Averages for July 16th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7501.76
-3.03
683,983
1770.82
1850.58
81.56
46.52
All-Time
7501.81
-3.08
684,208
1775.71
1842.29
81.56
46.52

Last 10 July 16th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Jul 16, 2023
7511.34
-12.61
755,188
1638
1791
88.9
37.4
Sat, Jul 16, 2022
7462.37
36.36
381,841
999
1329
85.0
47.0
Fri, Jul 16, 2021
7460.04
38.69
367,416
958
1713
79.0
44.0
Thu, Jul 16, 2020
7488.76
9.97
571,735
448
1556
76.0
53.0
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
7517.73
-19.00
814,531
3952
2506
83.0
44.0
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
7469.55
29.18
432,763
659
1693
79.0
50.0
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
7517.27
-18.54
810,354
2242
1760
80.0
50.0
Sat, Jul 16, 2016
7515.00
-16.27
789,910
1172
1959
84.0
39.0
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
7518.35
-19.62
820,177
2007
2488
75.0
42.0
Wed, Jul 16, 2014
7501.16
-2.43
670,911
1916
1517
78.0
50.0
Averages of List
7496.06
2.67
640,833
1566
1871
82.4
46.3


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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
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