Division of Water Resources Services


Dam Safety


Dam Safety Branch has responsibility for developing and executing a comprehensive dam safety risk management program for all dams in the state of Colorado in the interest of public safety and sustainable and resilient water storage.


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Data & Information


The Data & Information Section provides free public access to a variety of water research tools, including tabular data, map viewer and imaged documents.



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Water Administration


The Water Administration Sections, led by Division Engineers in 7 Statewide Division Offices, administer the waters of the state and Colorado's water sharing agreements with other states.



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Well Construction & Inspection


The Well Construction and Inspection Sections collect and publish hydrogeologic data, work with the Board of Examiners, and enforce well construction standards to protect public health.


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Well Metering


The Well Metering Section oversees compliance with State Engineer Use and Measurement Rules within the Republican, South Platte, Arkansas and Rio Grande basins.



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Well Permitting


The Well Permitting Section evaluates applications for well permits throughout the state, including Denver Basin and Designated Basin areas.  



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