||Division 2 administers the Arkansas River Basin in southeast Colorado. In particular, Division 2 administers the Arkansas River Basin to protect senior Colorado surface water rights from out of priority depletions caused by junior tributary ground water rights and to prevent depletions to usable Stateline flow that would otherwise occur as a result of pumping post-Arkansas River Compact wells in Colorado. Division 2 also collects real-time streamflow and reservoir levels through a satellite monitoring system. Other staff inspect the safety of existing dams and dam construction, manage well permits and water rights, and measure aquifer characteristics throughout the Division.|
Announcement of Water Commissioner of Year 2019:
Lonnie Spady was recognized as Division 2's Water Commissioner of the Year for 2019. Lonnie is the Team Lead for the eastern region of the Arkansas River Basin, working and supervising Water Districts 17, 66, and 67. Lonnie is passionate about water administration in these districts and strives to be fair, keeping the best interests for all as his focus.