BLUE MESA RESERVOIR

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Blue Mesa Reservoir is located in Colorado and was created by the construction of the Blue Mesa Dam in the 1960s. It is the largest body of water in Colorado, with a capacity of 940,000 acre-feet. The reservoir is fed by two primary flow sources, the Gunnison River and the Cimarron River, which provide surface flow into the reservoir. Snowmelt from the surrounding mountains also contributes to the reservoir's water supply. The water from the reservoir is primarily used for agricultural and recreational purposes, including irrigation and fishing. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, and brown trout, making it a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Additionally, the reservoir's surrounding area offers opportunities for camping, hiking, and water sports.

June 13, 2024

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Humidity

Storage 24hr Change 1.7%
Percent of Normal 85%
Minimum 6,502 acre-ft
1966-01-31
Maximum 831,720.813 acre-ft
1970-07-08
Average 611,415 acre-ft
Dam_Height 390
Hydraulic_Height 342
Drainage_Area 3470
Year_Completed 1965
Nid_Storage 940700
Structural_Height 390
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 9180
Outlet_Gates Roller, Tainter (radial), Vertical Lift
River_Or_Stream GUNNISON RIVER
Dam_Length 785
Hazard_Potential High
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 390

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