CDSS Online Tools search for water data.
The Beginner's Guide to Augmentation Plans For Wells will help you get started.
The BOE meeting schedule can be found here.
Lists of currently licensed contractors by city, company, name, or number can be found here
The current BOE members can be found here.
Contact information for Dam Safety Engineers can be found on the staff contacts page for their home Division Office.
The Denver Basin is a series of layered bedrock aquifers containing usable groundwater located along the Front Range reaching generally from Greeley on the north to Colorado Springs on the south, and from the Foothills on the west to Limon on the East. You can see a map of the aquifers here. For information on the Denver Basin, click here.
The owner of land that overlies the Denver Basin aquifer or a party that has obtained proper consent from the overlying land owner. For more information, click here.
Yes, MapViewer is HTML 5 compatible. So, it works on cell phones and tablets. It will even use your device’s GPS to locate you in the software.
The Rainwater Collection folder contains documents explaining the conditions where this is allowed.
CDSS Online Tools has an extensive well permit search. Click here.
You can learn how to change the owner of a well here.
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The CWWCA website offers information on education, searching members, becoming a member, and more.
You can use CDSS Online Tools Water Rights - Transactions search tool.
CDSS Online Tools allows you to search by many options. Go to the Groundwater - Water Levels search page.
Requests for Well Construction Variances can be made by filling in the AskDWR Variance Request Form. Be sure to attach your detailed variance request and a diagram.
Make your request by filling in the AskDWR Geophysical Log Waiver Request Form.
Follow the Complaint Process & Procedure document.
See the white paper The Non-Lawyers' Guide to Hearings before the Colorado Ground Water Commission.
Please visit our Contact Pages for the Denver Office location as well as locations throughout the state (Listed by City and River Basin).
The permit number is the preferred search to find a well permit. Otherwise, a complete legal description and history of ownership on the property is needed.
Look up your property address with the County Tax Assessor to obtain your full legal description.
Use DWR's Well Permit Search Tool.
Well permit records include all water wells drilled after 5/8/1972. They also include many wells that were late registered that were in use prior to that timeframe. Through the process of property sales and well replacement applications more of these historic wells are becoming registered in our records.
Contact information for each Divisional water court is accessed by selecting a Water Division from the By Division options in the Colorado State Judicial Branch's Water Courts section.
Information on Hemp, Cannabis and Marijuana can be found here.
The Division of Water Resources does not require that ownership or transfers of ownership of water rights or shares in ditches be submitted to our office and we are not aware of any general requirement that this information be recorded as a public record. As a result, the Division of Water Resources does not have official records of water right or ditch share ownership transfers.
The Division Engineer's 2020 Abandonment Lists can be accessed on here. There are pdfs by division and a sortable spreadsheet for all of Colorado.
Streamflow, reservoir and diversion station information can be found using the Stations tool.
Use the Stationslite tool to access real-time water data in a mobile-friendly format.
The options for water supply in a new subdivision depend on the location and if a municipal water supply is available in the area. The Guide to Well Permits has a section about wells in subdivisions.
No, SWSPs are all approved for a limited duration. They must be renewed.
See the Map Viewer and GIS FAQs document here.
Well Metering is typically for large capacity irrigation or commercial wells, not single-family residential wells. Well use & measurement rules in certain basins require some wells to have a well meter (Flow measurement device or a power conversion coefficient value) installed and verified by a certified well tester. To learn more about wether a well requires a meter, please see the specific well permit. Also, see topics, Well Permits - New or Changes and Records Research / Find a well permit