Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

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Water Summary
Today is day 359 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 98% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7448.65 on Sep 23, 2022
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 19, 2022

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 71.35 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 36.4% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 654,476 acre feet

This is 70.81% of the September 23rd average of 924,319 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 584,660 acre feet

This is 79.99% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has risen by 62,649 AF and total inflows have exceeded total outflows by 69,816 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 117.34% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 53.53% of the Sep 24th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 8.62 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is down 15.16 feet from the high for water year.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -4.28 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
7448.65
-0.24
301,958
555
1200
69.0
38.0
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
7448.89
-0.26
303,255
555
1257
69.0
52.0
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
7449.15
-0.28
304,666
542
1300
64.0
48.0
Tue, Sep 20, 2022
7449.43
-0.32
306,189
429
1300
80.0
32.0
Mon, Sep 19, 2022
7449.75
-0.24
307,935
160
812
77.0
33.0
Sun, Sep 18, 2022
7449.99
-0.19
309,249
658
1173
78.0
30.0
Sat, Sep 17, 2022
7450.18
-0.44
310,292
552
1764
76.0
35.0
Fri, Sep 16, 2022
7450.62
-0.38
312,716
537
1586
74.0
33.0
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
7451.00
-0.39
314,819
474
1556
69.0
44.0
Wed, Sep 14, 2022
7451.39
-0.39
316,986
549
1635
64.0
46.0
Tue, Sep 13, 2022
7451.78
-0.35
319,162
475
1452
73.0
35.0
Mon, Sep 12, 2022
7452.13
-0.51
321,122
383
1818
79.0
30.0
Sun, Sep 11, 2022
7452.64
-0.29
323,989
514
1328
80.0
30.0
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
7452.93
-0.35
325,626
482
1470
77.0
42.0
Averages of List
7450.61
-0.33
312,712
490.36
1403.64
73.50
37.71

Averages for September 24th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7493.07
-0.16
616,416
736.64
1345.51
67.84
29.56
All-Time
7493.07
-0.16
616,416
736.64
1345.51
67.84
29.56

Last 10 September 24th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Sep 24, 2021
7439.52
-0.51
255,130
377
1622
76.0
32.0
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
7472.14
-0.23
450,364
458
1243
79.0
31.0
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
7510.11
-0.18
746,800
832
1606
63.0
27.0
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
7446.32
-0.18
292,397
308
787
74.0
39.0
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
7510.07
-0.20
746,453
671
1532
62.0
26.0
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
7501.77
-0.20
675,966
839
1662
46.0
28.0
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
7508.83
-0.16
735,721
745
1426
77.0
32.0
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
7492.88
-0.09
603,934
935
1281
75.0
37.0
Tue, Sep 24, 2013
7455.33
0.21
343,110
1432
799
66.0
28.0
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
7456.37
-0.19
349,266
380
940
60.8
n/a
Averages of List
7479.33
-0.17
519,914
697.70
1289.80
67.88
31.11


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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
Weather forecast for Gunnison, CO
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