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New Location

The District has moved to a new office located at 8805 Independence Way Alamosa, CO 81101. Click here for a map of our new location.

Determining if a Well is an Exempt Well

The Division of Water Resources has provided us with a guide to help determine if a well is exempt or not.  The permit or decree for the well is what needs to be checked against these criteria, as sometimes a well is being used in an exempt manner, but is permitted for non-exempt use.  Click here for DWR's flowchart. 

Subdistrict #1 Annual Replacement Plan

The Subdistrict No. 1, 2016 Annual Replacement Plan Received State Engineer approval on April 30th, 2016.  The approval letter can be viewed here.

The 2016 Annual Replacement Plan for Subdistirct #1 can be viewed here.

Subdistricts #4 and 5

The first "deadline" to return signed petitions has passed in the San Luis Creek and Saguache Response Areas.  If you have not made a farm plan or received petitions it is not too late.  We will still work with well owners to petition into these subdistricts, but it is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible.  The last day to sign petitions is December 31st. Please call the office at 719-589-6301 and you will be directed to someone who is available to help.  Additionally, you can come by in person or return you petitions at 8805 Independence Way Alamosa, CO 81101. 

Groundwater Rules

State Engineer's Statement of Basis and Purpose for Rules Governing the Withdrawal of Groundwater in Water Division No. 3.

The Colorado Division of Water Resources filed their final Rules Governing the Withdrawal of Groundwater in Water Division No. 3.

Final Response Functions

The Colorado Division of Water Resources has released the final response functions for the various response areas.  Click on the Subdistrict tabs above to find the links to the summaries.

Rio Grande Natural Area

To view the Bureau of Land Managements Rio Grande Natural Area website click here.

The final draft of the Voluntary Management Plan for Private Lands is available by clicking here.

Rio Grande Basin Implementation Plan

The draft Basin Plan has been completed and sent to the Colorado Water Conservation Board. To view the draft plan click here.

CDWR Presentation Rio Grande Water Conservation District Board of Managers Meeting

The Colorado Division of Water Resources subdistrict work group session presentation is available for download. (You will need Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer to view this file). 

Update on 2012 Annual Replacement Plan

Click here to read the Division III Water Court decisions on cases 06CV64 and 07CW52.

Click here to read the Colorado Supreme Court opinion.


Verification Testing and Installation of Totalizing Flow Meters on Can Pumps or Pivots 

Subdistrict #1 is requesting a verification test for totalizing flow meters installed on can pumps or center pivots utilizing surface water. If a meter is installed on water being pumped by a can pump from a reservoir or ditch system; please advise your tester to use the attached form by clicking here.  If the meter is installed on a pivot to measure both surface water and groundwater together please contact the Division of Water Resources to insure compliance.  Click here to read the letter submitted to all local well testers and  click here for a list of certified well testers


Upcoming Events
  • Subdistrict No. 4 (San Luis Creek) the deadline to return signed petitions is December 31st.
  •  Subdistrict No. 5 the deadline to return signed petitions is December 31st.
  • Subdistrict No. 6 (Alamosa-La Jara) the deadline to return signed petitions is February 28th, 2017.
Unconfined Aquifer Storage Study



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RGWCD

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Subdistrict #1

Subdistrict # 2

Subdistrict #3

Alamosa-La Jara

Saguache

San Luis Creek