Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 229 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 63% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7486.42 on Thursday, May 16th, 2024
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on May 4, 2024

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 32.98 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 66.31% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 309,632 acre feet

This is 89.49% of the average of 345,992 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 380,735 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has fallen by 88,425 AF and total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 71,103 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 81.53% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at 86.42% of the avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 11.80 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 1.74 feet from the low for water year.

View CFS     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.13 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (af) OUTFLOW (af) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, May 16, 2024
7486.42
-0.32
550,022
4481
6893
62.7
30.0
Wed, May 15, 2024
7486.74
-0.24
552,467
4092
5895
57.0
30.8
Tue, May 14, 2024
7486.98
0.01
554,304
3463
3354
64.2
37.6
Mon, May 13, 2024
7486.97
0.05
554,228
3221
2807
61.0
25.6
Sun, May 12, 2024
7486.92
0.03
553,845
2997
2735
54.8
27.7
Sat, May 11, 2024
7486.89
0.05
553,615
3451
3039
51.9
26.1
Fri, May 10, 2024
7486.84
0.04
553,232
2751
2414
47.0
21.9
Thu, May 09, 2024
7486.80
-0.05
552,926
2731
3082
49.3
21.9
Wed, May 08, 2024
7486.85
0.03
553,309
2753
2491
45.3
20.4
Tue, May 07, 2024
7486.82
0.10
553,079
3255
2460
44.9
30.0
Mon, May 06, 2024
7486.72
0.05
552,314
3070
2660
42.8
26.3
Sun, May 05, 2024
7486.67
0.09
551,932
3527
2809
60.6
29.8
Sat, May 04, 2024
7486.58
0.03
551,244
3027
2767
59.4
27.4
Fri, May 03, 2024
7486.55
0.00
551,015
2721
2692
57.3
26.4
Averages of List
7486.77
-0.01
552,681
6452.1
6531.1
54.2
27.3

Averages for May 16th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (af) OUTFLOW (af) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7473.70
12.72
468,549
6406.34
3164.42
67.23
34.11
All-Time
7473.80
12.62
469,082
6533.61
3128.01
67.23
34.11

Last 10 May 16th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (af) OUTFLOW (af) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Tue, May 16, 2023
7474.62
11.80
463,384
10550
6446
68.4
32.5
Mon, May 16, 2022
7447.75
38.67
297,123
7607
4388
76.0
34.0
Sun, May 16, 2021
7454.17
32.25
332,681
2473
3939
71.0
39.0
Sat, May 16, 2020
7483.59
2.83
532,482
4027
3249
69.0
31.0
Thu, May 16, 2019
7468.00
18.42
422,413
10346
1549
73.0
40.0
Wed, May 16, 2018
7479.39
7.03
501,558
3646
2888
75.0
28.0
Tue, May 16, 2017
7506.94
-20.52
719,500
10979
4721
57.0
34.0
Mon, May 16, 2016
7489.50
-3.08
577,461
6048
6635
57.0
37.0
Sat, May 16, 2015
7493.77
-7.35
610,988
3592
2049
46.0
33.0
Fri, May 16, 2014
7488.82
-2.40
572,199
4191
1611
64.0
30.0
Averages of List
7479.65
6.77
509,739
6426
4585
63.0
32.2


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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 - Acre Feet per day
Outflow - Acre Feet per day
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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