Blue Mesa Reservoir’s decline has slowed down thanks to rain

Mindy Sturm of Crested Butte fishes the Gunnison River just upstream of where it enters Blue Mesa Reservoir. The high water line is about 50 feet above Sturm’s head, indicating how much the water level has dropped this year.



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Mindy Sturm of Crested Butte fishes the Gunnison River just upstream of where it enters Blue Mesa Reservoir. The high water line is about 50 feet above Sturm’s head, indicating how much the water level has dropped this year.

It may be Blue Mesa Reservoir has weathered the worst of the Drought of 2012. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the 29-mile long impoundment west of Gunnison continues to drop, but the…




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