Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Water Summary
Today is day 238 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 65% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7451.21 on May 25, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Aug 28, 2021

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 68.79 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 38.09% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 339,200 acre feet

This is 83.58% of the May 25th average of 405,828 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 258,904 acre feet

This is 35.42% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 315,744 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 80,296 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 126.46% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 52.14% of the May 26th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -4.14 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 21.72 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 5.96 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, May 25, 2022
7451.21
0.49
315,985
2034
651
65.0
25.0
Tue, May 24, 2022
7450.72
0.29
313,268
2184
1364
57.0
36.0
Mon, May 23, 2022
7450.43
0.29
311,668
2370
1553
58.0
36.0
Sun, May 22, 2022
7450.14
0.40
310,072
1593
475
60.0
36.0
Sat, May 21, 2022
7449.74
0.47
307,881
3597
2293
52.0
32.0
Fri, May 20, 2022
7449.27
0.54
305,318
4170
2681
63.0
32.0
Thu, May 19, 2022
7448.73
0.47
302,390
4207
2917
75.0
32.0
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
Averages of List
7448.52
0.49
301,325
3104.50
1778.07
66.50
31.71

Averages for May 26th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7480.21
0.60
513,842
3922.81
1735.19
69.71
34.23
All-Time
7480.21
0.60
513,842
3922.81
1735.19
69.71
34.23

Last 10 May 26th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, May 26, 2021
7455.57
0.22
340,756
1920
1262
67.0
32.0
Tue, May 26, 2020
7483.68
0.24
533,154
1967
1046
72.0
26.0
Sun, May 26, 2019
7474.25
-0.24
464,970
2857
3685
70.0
28.0
Sat, May 26, 2018
7480.07
0.09
506,505
1783
1434
77.0
33.0
Fri, May 26, 2017
7497.08
-1.79
637,530
5647
12966
68.0
37.0
Thu, May 26, 2016
7487.59
0.15
562,737
3604
3006
57.0
33.0
Tue, May 26, 2015
7496.50
0.35
632,845
2267
825
62.0
37.0
Mon, May 26, 2014
7497.12
0.84
637,854
5122
1683
66.0
33.0
Sun, May 26, 2013
7461.37
0.63
379,740
2913
922
73.0
35.0
Sat, May 26, 2012
7483.00
-0.05
528,086
1104
1273
73.4
n/a
Averages of List
7481.62
0.04
522,418
2918.40
2810.20
68.54
32.67


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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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