Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 70 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 19% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7445.52 on Dec 8, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Dec 7, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 74.48 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 34.4% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 72,947 acre feet

This is 94.54% of the December 8th average of 77,156 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 78,800 acre feet

This is 13.11% of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 46,038 AF yet total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 5,853 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 118.88% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 91.29% of the Dec 9th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 13.13 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 3.87 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 1.02 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Dec 08, 2022
7445.52
0.03
285,347
529
448
28.2
-8.1
Wed, Dec 07, 2022
7445.49
0.06
285,191
608
448
30.7
17.8
Tue, Dec 06, 2022
7445.43
0.04
284,878
555
448
33.3
18.5
Mon, Dec 05, 2022
7445.39
0.10
284,670
534
269
34.5
17.6
Sun, Dec 04, 2022
7445.29
0.18
284,149
492
18
37.0
5.5
Sat, Dec 03, 2022
7445.11
0.17
283,213
465
18
36.7
-2.6
Fri, Dec 02, 2022
7444.94
0.12
282,331
593
277
33.6
19.9
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
7444.82
-0.01
281,710
424
448
40.6
8.6
Wed, Nov 30, 2022
7444.83
-0.01
281,761
424
448
34.5
-3.1
Tue, Nov 29, 2022
7444.84
-0.11
281,813
163
448
21.6
3.6
Mon, Nov 28, 2022
7444.95
0.10
282,383
550
287
40.1
18.0
Sun, Nov 27, 2022
7444.85
0.19
281,865
946
448
39.9
8.8
Sat, Nov 26, 2022
7444.66
0.16
280,882
867
448
46.4
17.2
Fri, Nov 25, 2022
7444.50
0.16
280,056
866
448
41.7
-5.3
Averages of List
7445.04
0.08
282,875
572.57
350.07
35.63
8.31

Averages for December 9th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7484.79
-0.14
549,991
448.98
1016.00
29.63
3.24
All-Time
7484.79
-0.14
549,991
448.98
1016.00
29.63
3.24

Last 10 December 9th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Dec 09, 2021
7432.57
0.18
222,503
588
175
39.0
32.0
Wed, Dec 09, 2020
7464.51
0.02
395,391
371
304
29.0
-5.0
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
7496.58
-0.19
633,490
505
1275
36.0
17.0
Sun, Dec 09, 2018
7437.83
-0.14
248,855
256
624
30.0
-6.0
Sat, Dec 09, 2017
7497.57
-0.36
641,500
248
1719
42.0
3.0
Fri, Dec 09, 2016
7492.13
-0.01
598,016
466
502
30.0
12.0
Wed, Dec 09, 2015
7499.18
-0.13
654,619
655
1189
41.0
12.0
Tue, Dec 09, 2014
7491.53
-0.06
593,300
455
690
37.0
6.0
Mon, Dec 09, 2013
7459.89
0.02
370,568
307
242
10.0
-20.0
Sun, Dec 09, 2012
7452.50
0.03
326,676
383
295
26.6
n/a
Averages of List
7472.43
-0.06
468,492
423.40
701.50
32.06
5.67


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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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