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Division 2 (Pueblo): Arkansas River Basin 
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Click here to view enlarged version of the Division 2 Water Districts Picture of Twin Lakes Reservoir by Dick StenzelDivision 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.