Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 201 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 55% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7485.21 on Thursday, April 18th, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Apr 17, 2024

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 34.19 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 65.2% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 214,137 acre feet

This is 95.86% of the average of 223,381 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 295,254 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 97,626 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 81,117 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 104.71% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 134.09% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 32.70 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 0.53 feet from the low for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.39 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Apr 18, 2024
7485.21
-0.12
540,821
1381
1827
60.1
30.2
Wed, Apr 17, 2024
7485.33
0.48
541,731
1513
1271
57.3
33.3
Tue, Apr 16, 2024
7484.85
0.00
538,098
45
33
48.7
25.9
Mon, Apr 15, 2024
7484.85
0.16
538,098
948
327
46.3
29.2
Sun, Apr 14, 2024
7484.69
0.01
536,889
1514
1464
60.4
28.8
Sat, Apr 13, 2024
7484.68
-0.09
536,814
1103
1434
57.1
30.4
Fri, Apr 12, 2024
7484.77
-0.03
537,493
1300
1403
57.6
25.9
Thu, Apr 11, 2024
7484.80
-0.21
537,720
455
1244
53.0
23.0
Wed, Apr 10, 2024
7485.01
-0.14
539,307
776
1299
47.4
22.5
Tue, Apr 09, 2024
7485.15
-0.16
540,367
646
1246
46.7
20.0
Mon, Apr 08, 2024
7485.31
-0.16
541,579
738
1339
39.4
15.5
Sun, Apr 07, 2024
7485.47
-0.15
542,792
742
1305
37.3
21.3
Sat, Apr 06, 2024
7485.62
0.02
543,931
1442
1355
32.8
22.8
Fri, Apr 05, 2024
7485.60
-0.22
543,779
473
1306
54.7
29.6
Averages of List
7485.10
-0.04
539,959
934.0
1203.8
49.9
25.6

Averages for April 18th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7467.04
18.17
424,964
1427.61
1340.93
54.70
24.93
All-Time
7466.79
18.42
423,097
1436.88
1349.21
54.70
24.93

Last 10 April 18th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, Apr 18, 2023
7452.51
32.70
323,257
1919
212
55.8
34.7
Mon, Apr 18, 2022
7436.28
48.93
239,638
801
1149
67.0
22.0
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
7463.36
21.85
388,073
746
1630
50.0
22.0
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
7481.67
3.54
518,238
657
1389
53.0
19.0
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
7441.57
43.64
267,531
1667
838
58.0
24.0
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
7480.45
4.76
509,280
602
1181
55.0
12.0
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
7494.22
-9.01
614,568
3327
908
68.0
28.0
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
7488.42
-3.21
569,114
1170
1352
42.0
30.0
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
7492.75
-7.54
602,906
1055
883
37.0
19.0
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
7470.33
14.88
438,025
1975
636
66.0
24.0
Averages of List
7470.48
14.74
449,082
1610
1042
53.6
28.3


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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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