Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 287 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 78% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7499.22 on Saturday, July 13th, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Jul 5, 2024

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 20.18 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 78.57% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 761,616 acre feet

This is 99.25% of the average of 767,347 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 726,844 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has risen by 13,304 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 34,772 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 83.37% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 89.79% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -12.14 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 0.53 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is up 2.12 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Sat, Jul 13, 2024
7499.22
-0.22
651,751
n/a
n/a
86.7
42.8
Fri, Jul 12, 2024
7499.44
-0.17
653,568
1395
2080
86.6
40.9
Thu, Jul 11, 2024
7499.61
-0.11
654,973
1569
2004
84.7
37.9
Wed, Jul 10, 2024
7499.72
-0.03
655,883
1523
1624
78.1
38.6
Tue, Jul 09, 2024
7499.75
0.12
656,131
1630
1106
77.6
37.4
Mon, Jul 08, 2024
7499.63
0.02
655,138
1808
1701
77.5
35.1
Sun, Jul 07, 2024
7499.61
0.02
654,973
1522
1415
77.8
36.3
Sat, Jul 06, 2024
7499.59
0.27
654,807
2513
1364
76.9
35.7
Fri, Jul 05, 2024
7499.32
0.32
652,576
2653
1299
76.4
35.0
Thu, Jul 04, 2024
7499.00
0.22
649,937
2267
1331
76.1
36.2
Wed, Jul 03, 2024
7498.78
0.45
648,125
3201
1313
77.9
40.5
Tue, Jul 02, 2024
7498.33
0.70
644,426
4241
1327
74.2
47.4
Mon, Jul 01, 2024
7497.63
0.53
638,692
3542
1338
67.9
50.5
Sun, Jun 30, 2024
7497.10
0.54
634,366
3541
1302
77.5
44.7
Averages of List
7499.05
0.19
650,382
2415.8
1477.2
78.3
39.9

Averages for July 13th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7501.87
-2.65
684,527
1936.33
1919.52
82.35
46.99
All-Time
7501.90
-2.68
684,647
1936.91
1903.04
82.35
46.99

Last 10 July 13th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Jul 13, 2023
7511.36
-12.14
755,365
2043
1529
88.7
40.3
Wed, Jul 13, 2022
7462.79
36.43
384,477
853
1343
84.0
48.0
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
7460.82
38.40
372,209
1159
1701
84.0
51.0
Mon, Jul 13, 2020
7489.38
9.84
576,531
966
1608
82.0
51.0
Sat, Jul 13, 2019
7516.75
-17.53
805,647
4131
2511
85.0
42.0
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
7470.54
28.68
439,448
574
1821
78.0
50.0
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
7516.78
-17.56
805,918
2637
1837
75.0
46.0
Wed, Jul 13, 2016
7515.50
-16.28
794,390
1244
1851
80.0
39.0
Mon, Jul 13, 2015
7518.65
-19.43
822,917
2196
2723
77.0
53.0
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
7501.11
-1.89
670,498
2172
981
82.0
48.0
Averages of List
7496.30
2.92
642,386
1720
1872
80.4
48.8


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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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