Blue Mesa Water Database

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose

Blue Mesa



Water Summary
Today is day 68 of 366 for water year 2024. We are 19% through the Water Year.
Last Reading: 7491.59 on Thursday, December 7th, 2023
Blue Mesa was last within 3" of this elevation on Dec 6, 2023

Elevation & Content Water Inflow Data Blue Mesa Dam Release Data
Blue Mesa is 27.81 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 7519.40 )

By content, Blue Mesa is 71.15% of Full Pool (829,500 af)
Total inflows for water year 2024: 94,464 acre feet

This is 123.34% of the average of 76,591 acre feet
Total releases for water year 2024: 108,452 acre feet

This is % of last year's release of 712,035 acre feet
During WY 2024, water storage has risen by 299,891 AF yet total outflows have exceeded total inflows by 13,988 AF
Inflows for WY 2024 are 131.39% of WY 2023          Rivers feeding Blue Mesa are running at % of the December 9th avg. Click for Details

Blue Mesa is up 46.10 feet from one year ago.    Blue Mesa is up 0.41 feet from the low for water year.

View CFS     Last 14 Measurements
Blue Mesa is down -0.18 feet over these measurements

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION CHANGE CONTENT INFLOW (af) OUTFLOW (af) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Thu, Dec 07, 2023
7491.59
-0.02
590,168
1047
1198
42.1
9.6
Wed, Dec 06, 2023
7491.61
0.00
590,326
1180
1174
46.0
3.0
Tue, Dec 05, 2023
7491.61
-0.07
590,326
901
1446
44.8
8.4
Mon, Dec 04, 2023
7491.68
0.08
590,879
1565
1164
38.1
15.3
Sun, Dec 03, 2023
7491.60
-0.16
590,247
-10
1248
33.4
13.1
Sat, Dec 02, 2023
7491.76
-0.03
591,511
1073
1303
27.1
2.2
Fri, Dec 01, 2023
7491.79
-0.06
591,748
1115
1583
31.6
10.6
Thu, Nov 30, 2023
7491.85
0.02
592,222
924
760
36.0
5.2
Wed, Nov 29, 2023
7491.83
-0.01
592,064
746
817
36.3
4.1
Tue, Nov 28, 2023
7491.84
0.02
592,143
738
571
44.6
0.5
Mon, Nov 27, 2023
7491.82
0.00
591,985
585
577
36.7
-9.0
Sun, Nov 26, 2023
7491.82
0.01
591,985
704
617
33.8
-9.9
Sat, Nov 25, 2023
7491.81
0.04
591,906
902
579
30.9
4.0
Fri, Nov 24, 2023
7491.77
0.17
591,590
1952
601
36.4
19.5
Averages of List
7491.74
-0
591,364
1901.6
1932.2
37.0
5.5

Averages for December 7th

AVERAGE TYPE ELEVATION CUR ELEV vs AVG FOR DATE CONTENT INFLOW (af) OUTFLOW (af) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Since Filled (07-03-1970)
7484.03
7.56
544,949
904.63
1909.06
31.61
7.23
All-Time
7484.47
7.12
548,095
902.53
1950.18
31.61
7.23

Last 10 December 7th's data records

DATE MEASURED ELEVATION TODAY vs THEN CONTENT INFLOW (af) OUTFLOW (af) HIGH TEMP LOW TEMP
Wed, Dec 07, 2022
7445.49
46.10
285,191
1206
889
30.7
17.8
Tue, Dec 07, 2021
7432.37
59.22
221,597
706
206
39.0
18.0
Mon, Dec 07, 2020
7464.48
27.11
395,199
758
815
34.0
-1.0
Sat, Dec 07, 2019
7496.80
-5.21
635,266
859
1823
36.0
9.0
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
7437.92
53.67
249,295
809
1051
27.0
14.0
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
7498.19
-6.60
646,539
387
3150
30.0
-2.0
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
7492.15
-0.56
598,174
1077
1305
21.0
-2.0
Mon, Dec 07, 2015
7499.39
-7.80
656,339
649
1135
39.0
3.0
Sun, Dec 07, 2014
7491.61
-0.02
593,928
1139
1682
44.0
19.0
Sat, Dec 07, 2013
7459.82
31.77
370,137
742
492
14.0
-2.0
Averages of List
7471.74
19.85
464,385
848
1391
32.3
5.4


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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
Weather forecast for Gunnison, CO
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