Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 267 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 73% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7493.18 on Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Oct 26, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 26.22 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 72.67% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 648,430 acre feet

This is 97.95% of the average of 661,970 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 671,254 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 35,670 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 22,824 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 81.96% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 123.90% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -18.85 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 17.20 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 12.22 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
7493.18
0.74
602,777
n/a
n/a
79.0
42.2
Sat, Jun 22, 2024
7492.44
0.95
596,894
4917
1106
77.6
41.9
Fri, Jun 21, 2024
7491.49
0.97
589,379
5088
1219
73.6
44.2
Thu, Jun 20, 2024
7490.52
0.67
581,749
3687
1021
78.2
39.3
Wed, Jun 19, 2024
7489.85
0.71
576,506
3844
1033
77.5
36.1
Tue, Jun 18, 2024
7489.14
0.79
570,974
4345
1235
71.8
41.0
Mon, Jun 17, 2024
7488.35
0.91
564,849
4584
1025
78.4
36.5
Sun, Jun 16, 2024
7487.44
0.96
557,834
4880
1150
80.9
44.8
Sat, Jun 15, 2024
7486.48
1.03
550,480
5163
1189
78.0
35.2
Fri, Jun 14, 2024
7485.45
1.08
542,640
5754
1617
64.0
40.8
Thu, Jun 13, 2024
7484.37
0.95
534,476
5960
2341
81.4
39.8
Wed, Jun 12, 2024
7483.42
1.29
527,341
6282
1412
81.5
39.8
Tue, Jun 11, 2024
7482.13
1.17
517,722
6401
2018
76.4
38.0
Mon, Jun 10, 2024
7480.96
1.15
509,068
6959
2683
65.5
42.3
Averages of List
7487.52
0.95
558,764
5220.3
1465.3
76.0
40.1

Averages for June 23rd

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7498.28
-5.1
653,379
3673.32
1883.91
78.70
40.04
All-Time
7498.60
-5.42
655,882
3676.93
1900.73
78.70
40.04

Last 10 June 23rd's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Jun 23, 2023
7512.03
-18.85
761,288
4841
3032
76.1
34.7
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
7463.28
29.90
387,567
1617
1568
70.0
44.0
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
7464.19
28.99
393,346
1231
1503
80.0
41.0
Tue, Jun 23, 2020
7492.95
0.23
604,487
2314
1654
82.0
43.0
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
7494.90
-1.72
619,995
7179
96
61.0
31.0
Sat, Jun 23, 2018
7477.51
15.67
488,010
699
1727
79.0
36.0
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
7511.44
-18.26
758,399
5840
1327
81.0
42.0
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
7512.78
-19.60
770,181
3635
989
80.0
53.0
Tue, Jun 23, 2015
7518.95
-25.77
825,661
5601
6499
86.0
41.0
Mon, Jun 23, 2014
7500.47
-7.29
665,213
4015
6156
77.0
37.0
Averages of List
7495.02
-1.84
628,934
3239
2450
76.7
41.2


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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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