Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
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Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 121 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 33% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7435.47 on Jan 27, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on Jan 26, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 84.53 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 28.43% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 97,235 acre feet

This is 82.16% of the January 27th average of 118,355 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 103,043 acre feet

This is 14.1% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 5,208 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 5,808 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 105.9% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 72.84% of the Jan 28th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -29.73 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 5.98 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 0.50 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Jan 27, 2022
7435.47
0.04
235843
327
231
20.0
-4.0
Wed, Jan 26, 2022
7435.43
0.02
235656
390
341
23.0
0.0
Tue, Jan 25, 2022
7435.41
0.03
235563
397
325
30.0
4.0
Mon, Jan 24, 2022
7435.38
0.02
235423
316
267
26.0
-8.0
Sun, Jan 23, 2022
7435.36
0.06
235330
352
209
25.0
-8.0
Sat, Jan 22, 2022
7435.30
0.08
235050
505
315
29.0
4.0
Fri, Jan 21, 2022
7435.22
0.04
234677
404
308
25.0
11.0
Thu, Jan 20, 2022
7435.18
0.02
234491
380
331
28.0
4.0
Wed, Jan 19, 2022
7435.16
0.03
234398
366
294
36.0
4.0
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
7435.13
0.04
234258
392
296
29.0
3.0
Mon, Jan 17, 2022
7435.09
0.03
234072
368
296
27.0
-1.0
Sun, Jan 16, 2022
7435.06
0.02
233933
330
281
25.0
-4.0
Sat, Jan 15, 2022
7435.04
0.07
233840
451
286
29.0
2.0
Fri, Jan 14, 2022
7434.97
0.03
233515
361
289
39.0
6.0
Averages of List
7435.23
0.04
234717.79
381.36
290.64
27.93
0.93

Averages for January 29th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7477.66
-0.17
494102.91
408.02
1014.75
28.99
-1.88
All-Time
7477.66
-0.17
494102.91
408.02
1014.75
28.99
-1.88

Last 10 January 29th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Jan 29, 2021
7465.23
0.05
400018
388
222
34.0
4.0
Wed, Jan 29, 2020
7486.65
-0.10
555557
413
793
25.0
-5.0
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
7438.39
-0.03
251601
310
382
31.0
-14.0
Mon, Jan 29, 2018
7486.64
-0.05
555481
441
630
43.0
1.0
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
7490.73
-0.05
587036
312
506
5.0
-20.0
Fri, Jan 29, 2016
7491.38
-0.19
592123
420
1168
23.0
-11.0
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
7485.58
-0.05
547436
440
627
28.0
6.0
Wed, Jan 29, 2014
7462.65
0.05
387776
356
194
26.0
-5.0
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
7452.71
0.01
327880
305
273
21.2
-2.2
Sun, Jan 29, 2012
7485.41
-0.09
546151
288
628
30.2
-4.0
Averages of List
7474.54
-0.05
475105.90
367.30
542.30
26.64
-5.02


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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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