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Division 3 (Alamosa): Rio Grande River Basin 
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In response to the Governor's COVID-19 Stay at Home Order effective March 26, Division 3 staff are working remotely.  General questions may be submitted through AskDWR.  Processing documents received via mail may be delayed.  Please call (719) 589-6683 Ext. 0   or visit our Staff Contacts page to reach staff by phone or email.


Click here to view enlarged version of Division 3 Water Districts North Clear Creek Falls by Wayne Peck, May 2009

Division 3 administers all water resources of the upper Rio Grande Basin in Colorado including Compact compliance pursuant to the Rio Grande Compact and the Costilla Creek Compact.  The Division is also responsible for exempt well permitting, compilation of diversion records, dam safety, and streamflow gauging station operation and maintenance.  The unique geology of Division 3 results in the conjunctive use of surface and ground water rights providing water for municipal, commercial, and irrigation demands.