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Rio Grande Water Leaders Course

This years water leaders course will be held Monday March 28th to Friday April 1st.  Click here for the application.

Subdistrict #2

The petition to form Subdistrict #2 was filed on September 30th.  The filing documents can be viewed under the Subdistrict #2 tab above.  The hearing date has been set for Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  The hearing will be in the Rio Grande County Court in Del Norte.

Groundwater Rules

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.

Subdistrict #1 Surface Water Credit

The following people have surface water credits for sale.

Name Number Acre Feet
David Bradley 719-849-8565 195.22
Barbara Carpenter 719-657-3640
719-657-9116 (after April 1st)
Karen Rhoads 719-850-1099 60.08

Subdistrict #1 Announces New CREP Incentives

The Board of Managers for Subdistrict #1 have announced a new $1,000.00 per acre incentive for CREP. Click here for more details.

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.

Meters and Telemetry

We have created a new page featuring information on meters and telemetry systems. If interested you can view the information by clicking the Meters and Telemetry link on the left of this page.

Testers Available for Surface Water Meter Testing

If you are installing or need a test for a surface water meter click here to see a list of available testers.

2013 Annual Plan

Click Here to view the 2013 Annual Plan.

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). 

CREP Recharge Incentive

On September 3rd the Subdistrict #1 Board of Managers voted to add an additional recharge incentive for CREP participants. Click Here to view the new CREP recharge incentive.

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

Substitute Water Supply Plan

The Substitute Water Supply Plan has been approved for the period of May 1st, 2012 to April 30th, 2013. Click Here to read more.

Upcoming Events
  • Saguache Creek Response Area well owner meeting Thursday February 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the county road and bridge facility.
  • Alamosa La Jara Response Area well owners meeting Wednesday February 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the Inn of the Rio Grande.
  • Subdistrict No. 2 Court hearing for formation Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Rio Grande County Court.

Unconfined Aquifer Storage Study

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Subdistrict #1

Subdistrict # 2

Subdistrict #3

Alamosa-La Jara


San Luis Creek