Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 249 of 365 for the Water Year 2023. We are 68% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7496.81 on Jun 5, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Dec 8, 2019

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 22.59 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 76.19% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2023: 602,298 acre feet

This is 120.28% of the June 5th average of 500,753 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2023: 259,444 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 601,296 acre feet
During WY 2023, water storage has risen by 341,727 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 342,854 AF
Inflows for WY 2023 are 153.38% of WY 2022          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 151.78% of the June 6th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 40.13 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at high for water year and up 55.16 feet from the low.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 16.25 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jun 05, 2023
7496.81
0.97
632,004
4894
905
69.8
34.5
Sun, Jun 04, 2023
7495.84
0.85
624,134
4298
818
69.3
31.1
Sat, Jun 03, 2023
7494.99
1.14
617,274
5451
818
56.8
38.3
Fri, Jun 02, 2023
7493.85
1.17
608,126
5512
790
48.4
35.1
Thu, Jun 01, 2023
7492.68
1.26
598,800
5709
740
63.5
32.5
Wed, May 31, 2023
7491.42
1.41
588,827
6303
702
69.1
33.6
Tue, May 30, 2023
7490.01
1.47
577,756
6403
617
68.2
32.9
Mon, May 29, 2023
7488.54
1.36
566,319
5957
653
72.1
31.8
Sun, May 28, 2023
7487.18
1.40
555,838
6106
697
67.6
29.3
Sat, May 27, 2023
7485.78
1.46
545,146
6257
669
66.2
34.2
Fri, May 26, 2023
7484.32
1.42
534,099
6264
878
68.2
34.3
Thu, May 25, 2023
7482.90
1.18
523,454
5925
1485
68.2
32.0
Wed, May 24, 2023
7481.72
1.16
514,682
6005
1673
65.5
34.0
Tue, May 23, 2023
7480.56
0.94
506,125
5699
2211
66.9
33.3
Averages of List
7489.04
1.23
570,899
5770.21
975.43
65.70
33.35

Averages for June 6th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7487.04
0.81
564,704
4679.50
1572.42
74.67
39.27
All-Time
7487.53
0.80
568,526
4661.85
1579.72
74.67
39.27

Last 10 June 6th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Mon, Jun 06, 2022
7457.25
39.56
350,602
2961
1251
78.0
38.0
Sun, Jun 06, 2021
7459.80
37.01
365,949
3133
1367
78.0
44.0
Sat, Jun 06, 2020
7489.70
7.11
579,013
3707
1186
75.0
46.0
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
7469.81
27.00
434,514
6323
6034
72.0
37.0
Wed, Jun 06, 2018
7480.66
16.15
510,817
1308
1473
84.0
37.0
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
7493.25
3.56
606,862
8118
4591
75.0
44.0
Mon, Jun 06, 2016
7494.72
2.09
618,557
6711
634
75.0
46.0
Sat, Jun 06, 2015
7505.79
-8.98
709,710
5927
405
55.0
42.0
Fri, Jun 06, 2014
7505.06
-8.25
703,527
8505
8355
77.0
37.0
Thu, Jun 06, 2013
7466.91
29.90
415,219
2912
913
73.0
35.0
Averages of List
7482.30
14.52
529,477
4961
2621
74.2
40.6


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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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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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