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The Colorado Division of Water Resources (CDWR) provides a wide range of water related research tools that are available online free of charge.  The CDWR Map Viewers are just one of these tools.  Below is a list of available research and data viewers.  The CDWR suggests using one of the themed viewers, which respond much faster than the full data viewer.

For help using our data viewers, please see the FAQ Videos at the bottom of this page or visit CDWR's YouTube Channel. 

DWR Well Permit Research Viewer: For use in researching and locating well permits.  Search for wells by...permit number, address, applicant name, PLSS description, UTM coordinates, Latitude/Longitude.  Useful for realtors, change of ownership applicants and general well research.

Launch DWR Well Permit Research Viewer

DWR Water Rights Research Viewer: For use in water rights research involving change of use, place of use, decreed amounts of water, stream mile location, historical aerial photos and associated water court cases.  Useful for consultants, researchers, water providers and conservancy groups.

Launch DWR Water Rights Research Viewer

DWR HydroBase Data Viewer: For use in viewing and researching HydroBase data.  View information for stream gages, diversion structures, well applications, final permits, groundwater levels, dams, water rights source waters, irrigated lands and the surface water supply index.  Useful for the general data research.

Launch DWR HydroBase Data Viewer

DWR Water Supply Data Viewer: For use in viewing data related to subdivision water supply plans, water court applications, substitute water supply plans, well permit application review and Denver Basin information.  Useful for consultants, water supply planners, developers and water lawyers.

Launch DWR Water Supply Data Viewer

Full DWR Map Viewer:  All inclusive map viewer with over 170 map layers of DWR and CWCB data.  (Due to number of data layers, user may experience slower response time.)

Launch Full DWR Map Viewer

Layer List Information by Viewer: To view what datasets are in each viewer, use the link below to view a Google sheet that lists datasets by viewer.

View Layer List

FAQ Sheet: To view frequently asked questions and answers about Map Viewer functionality, use the link below.

View FAQ Sheet 

 
FAQ Videos
How do I search for a well permit? 

This video shows the steps to follow in Map Viewer to search by Permit Number.

How do I search for wells by Applicant/Owner Name? 

This video shows the steps to follow in Map Viewer to search by Applicant/Owner Name.

How do I search by Section, Township and Range? 

This video shows the steps to follow in Map Viewer to search by Section, Township and Range.

How do I Select Data and Export it? 

This video shows the steps to follow in Map Viewer to Select and Export Data.

How do I search using UTM's or Latitude & Longitude? 

This video shows the steps to follow in Map Viewer to search for features using UTM or Lat/Long Coordinates.

How do I search by address and identify features? 
This video shows the steps to follow in Map Viewer to search for features by address.
 

Disclaimer:   The Colorado Division of Water Resources (CDWR) information is provided for informational purposes only. CDWR makes no express or implied warranties or representations as to the accuracy, usefulness, timeliness or completeness of the information. CDWR assumes no liability for any damages that may result to any user as a direct or indirect result of any decision or action taken or not taken, based in whole or in part on use of the information. The user shall assume all risk of using the information.