Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa
Water Summary
Today is day 16 of 365 for the Water Year 2022. We are 4% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7432.14 on Oct 15, 2021
Blue Mesa was last within 2" of this elevation on May 2, 1984

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 87.86 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7520.00 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 26.59% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2022: 13,285 acre feet

This is 64.74% of the October 15th average of 20,519 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2022: 33,606 acre feet

This is 4.6% of last year's release of 730,936 acre feet
During WY 2022, water storage has fallen by 20,493 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 20,321 AF
Inflows for WY 2022 are 128.89% of WY 2021          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 68.44% of the Oct 16th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is down -34.26 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is at low for water year and down 4.07 feet from the high.

View Acre Feet     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -3.61 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
7432.14
-0.22
220558
475
971
44.0
16.0
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
7432.36
-0.20
221552
517
969
44.0
22.0
Wed, Oct 13, 2021
7432.56
-0.25
222458
450
1017
44.0
27.0
Tue, Oct 12, 2021
7432.81
-0.25
223592
468
1036
45.0
31.0
Mon, Oct 11, 2021
7433.06
0.06
224729
1222
1079
63.0
23.0
Sun, Oct 10, 2021
7433.00
-0.37
224456
210
1055
54.0
29.0
Sat, Oct 09, 2021
7433.37
-0.21
226143
323
802
59.0
38.0
Fri, Oct 08, 2021
7433.58
-0.34
227104
361
1142
64.0
31.0
Thu, Oct 07, 2021
7433.92
-0.23
228663
457
984
66.0
29.0
Wed, Oct 06, 2021
7434.15
-0.31
229721
331
1045
65.0
41.0
Tue, Oct 05, 2021
7434.46
-0.40
231151
397
1325
71.0
29.0
Mon, Oct 04, 2021
7434.86
-0.41
233004
316
1270
71.0
28.0
Sun, Oct 03, 2021
7435.27
-0.48
234910
302
1425
67.0
31.0
Sat, Oct 02, 2021
7435.75
-0.46
237151
337
1419
65.0
39.0
Averages of List
7433.66
-0.29
227513.71
440.43
1109.93
58.71
29.57

Averages for October 16th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CHG vs TODAY CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled
7490.64
-0.11
596466.41
678.22
1115.31
63.15
23.31
All-Time
7490.64
-0.11
596466.41
678.22
1115.31
63.15
23.31

Last 10 October 16th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (cfs) OUTFLOW (cfs) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Fri, Oct 16, 2020
7466.15
-0.25
410245
350
1166
64.0
16.0
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
7505.45
-0.18
706827
591
1351
65.0
14.0
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
7439.76
-0.23
258394
325
900
46.0
10.0
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
7504.38
-0.26
697790
605
1701
66.0
14.0
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
7496.63
-0.15
633893
760
1362
71.0
28.0
Fri, Oct 16, 2015
7503.64
-0.21
691571
476
1355
71.0
30.0
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
7490.89
0.01
588287
877
829
69.0
24.0
Wed, Oct 16, 2013
7456.73
0.02
351412
794
727
42.0
26.0
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
7452.20
-0.01
324961
287
310
66.2
n/a
Sun, Oct 16, 2011
7500.57
-0.19
666038
582
1364
64.4
39.2
Averages of List
7481.64
-0.14
532941.80
564.70
1106.50
62.46
22.36


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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
All data is provisional and subject to review and modification


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