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Division 7 (Durango): San Juan and Dolores River Basins 
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In response to the Governor's COVID-19 Stay at Home Order effective March 26, Division 7 staff are working remotely.  General questions may be submitted through AskDWR.  Processing documents received via mail may be delayed.  Please call (970) 247-1845 Ext. 0 or visit our Staff Contacts page to reach staff by phone or email.


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Ridges Basin Reservoir - AKA Lake Nighthorse above Durango, August 2009

Division 7 administers all water resources of the San Juan and Dolores River Basins, water-related aspects of oil and gas well development, and settles water-related issues.  Division 7 is also responsible for Compact compliance under Animas-La Plata, La Plata, and Upper Colorado River Basin Compacts, and for the interstate San Juan-Chama Project.  Division 7 also compiles diversion records and manages water monitoring for all Division 7 water resources.