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Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land and Water

Notice about payments:


Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the Governor's COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 as amended, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments. Contact the DMLW by email at dnr.dmlw.financialassistance@alaska.gov or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

Water Rights Map

This mapping and reporting program allows you to view maps displaying the approximate location of water rights and reservations of water in a given area. Simple tabular reports display general information about the rights or reservations you may "select" on the map. There are some areas of the state for which we have NO digital water right location data. Water rights exist in these areas, but their location cannot be depicted on the map until they have been added to the digital database. Information about all current water rights (even those that cannot be displayed on the map) can be viewed in tabular reports.

Temporary water use authorizations cannot be viewed on a map, however, you can produce lists of active authorizations sorted by status date, file number or customer name. You can also display active authorizations located in a particular meridian, township, and range or issued in a particular month. The database containing authorization information is updated weekly on Saturday evenings.

Please read the disclaimer before using this program.

Choose from one of the following sites to begin your research:

The speed of your Internet Connection will greatly affect the length of time it takes to load the initial map.
Describes some of the functions available while using the water rights map including options found on the tool bar when viewing the map.
This site lists current water rights and reservations, sorted or filtered by different criteria.
This site lists current temporary water use authorizations, sorted or filtered by different criteria.
This site displays the summary or abstract data for individual cases from the Land Administration System (LAS).
Links to other related sites. NOAA AK Department of Environmental Conservation AK Department of Environmental Conservation Web Maps AK Department of Fish & Game USGS Water Resources of Alaska
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