Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 2 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 1% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7446.46 on Oct 1, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 14, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 73.54 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 34.99% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 1,023 acre feet

This is 74.02% of the October 1st average of 1,382 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 2,380 acre feet

This is 0.4% of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 50,968 AF yet total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 1,357 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 96.99% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 69.56% of the Oct 2nd avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 10.25 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 0.00 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.53 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
7446.46
-0.26
290,277
516
1200
60.0
38.0
Fri, Sep 30, 2022
7446.72
-0.23
291,650
595
1200
67.0
36.0
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
7446.95
-0.30
292,867
393
1187
71.0
37.0
Wed, Sep 28, 2022
7447.25
-0.27
294,459
484
1200
71.0
38.0
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
7447.52
-0.29
295,896
428
1200
72.0
35.0
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
7447.81
-0.19
297,444
696
1200
76.0
30.0
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
7448.00
-0.39
298,461
153
1200
76.0
30.0
Sat, Sep 24, 2022
7448.39
-0.26
300,556
503
1200
72.0
31.0
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
7448.65
-0.24
301,958
555
1200
69.0
38.0
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
7448.89
-0.26
303,255
555
1257
69.0
52.0
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
7449.15
-0.28
304,666
542
1300
64.0
48.0
Tue, Sep 20, 2022
7449.43
-0.32
306,189
429
1300
80.0
32.0
Mon, Sep 19, 2022
7449.75
-0.24
307,935
160
812
77.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 18, 2022
7449.99
-0.19
309,249
658
1173
78.0
30.0
Averages of List
7448.21
-0.27
299,633
476.21
1187.79
71.57
36.29

Averages for October 2nd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7491.46
-0.18
604,236
688.23
1390.48
65.33
32.48
All-Time
7491.46
-0.18
604,236
688.23
1390.48
65.33
32.48

Last 10 October 2nd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Oct 02, 2021
7435.75
-0.46
237,151
337
1419
65.0
39.0
Fri, Oct 02, 2020
7469.93
-0.22
435,323
382
1121
71.0
26.0
Wed, Oct 02, 2019
7508.32
-0.26
731,328
497
1612
74.0
25.0
Tue, Oct 02, 2018
7443.42
-0.40
277,063
456
1500
58.0
42.0
Mon, Oct 02, 2017
7507.97
-0.22
728,319
1001
1942
55.0
34.0
Sun, Oct 02, 2016
7499.94
-0.29
660,852
626
1817
69.0
30.0
Fri, Oct 02, 2015
7507.18
-0.23
721,550
529
1509
73.0
39.0
Thu, Oct 02, 2014
7492.21
-0.05
598,646
1033
1220
51.0
30.0
Wed, Oct 02, 2013
7456.34
0.04
349,088
991
863
66.0
28.0
Tue, Oct 02, 2012
7454.34
-0.21
337,308
316
925
71.6
28.4
Averages of List
7477.54
-0.23
507,663
616.80
1392.80
65.36
32.14


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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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