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Designated Basins and Ground Water Management Districts 
DWR > Ground Water > Designated Basins (CGWC) > Designated Basins and Ground Water Management Districts
Designated Basins Map (Click to view larger image) 

Currently, the Ground Water Commission has established eight designated basins and 13 Ground Water Management Districts (GWMDs) within such basins. A diagram is shown to the right and a listing of these basins and districts are shown below.  Also included are contact information for each GWMD.

The GWMDs are authorized to adopt additional rules and regulations to help administer ground water within their district. To view these individual GWMD Rules and Regulations, click on the GWMD name below. 


Designated Ground Water Basin

Ground Water Management Districts
(Click Below for Rules)


GWMD Contact Information

Kiowa-Bijou North KiowaBijou

Andy McClary (970)867-5621

Southern High Plains Southern High Plains Don Wood (719) 326-5244
Upper Black Squirrel Creek Upper Black Squirrel Creek 

Tracy Doran (719) 347-0704

Lost Creek Lost Creek

Thomas Sauter

(303) 644-3314

Camp Creek - -
Upper Big Sandy Upper Big Sandy Tracy Doran (719-347-0704)
Upper Crow Creek - -

Northern High Plains

Much of the Republican River Basin lies within the Northern High Plains Ground Water Management District.  Please see the following links for more information about programs and rules that apply to primarily large commercial and agricultural tributary ground water withdrawals.

Republican River Compact Information

Republican River Use and Measurement Rules


Rule 14A

Carey Barnes

(719) 346 8487

Sand Hills
Rule 19

Nate Midcap (970) 332-4155
Arikaree Rod Mason (970) 357-4289
Frenchman Nate Midcap (970) 854-3484
Central Yuma Nate Midcap (970) 332-4155
W-Y Jack Dowell (970) 848-5333

East Cheyenne

Rule 5.A.


Carey Barnes

(719) 346 8487

Marks Butte Nate Midcap (970) 854-3484