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Every year, the Department of Water Resources issues technical bulletins, reports, and other publications and media documenting the measurement, protection, use, and management of California's water resources. This DWR Publications Repository is a partial and growing list of the publications and other media produced and distributed by the Department.

In this list you find a variety of types of publications and other media ranging from print material, to audio and video files. If the publication or other media is available in electronic format, a link will point to the appropriate electronic file. In many cases, publications are only available in hardcopy and cannot be downloaded. A contact phone number and email will be provided for cases where an electronic download is not available.

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If you are searching for a particular publication or media item, and cannot find it, for more information, please contact:
State of California
Department of Water Resources
Bulletins and Reports
P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
or
1416 Ninth Street, Third Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-1097

In addition to this Publications Repository, the Department of Water Resources publications, including those that are now out-of-print, are distributed to many California libraries and to libraries in other states and the District of Columbia. WorldCat.org is a useful web site to search library collections in your community and thousands more around the world.

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Toggle Image Economic Analysis Guidebook 2008 (PDF, 417 KB)
Description: See Water Resources Engineering Memorandum (WREM) No. 66
Toggle Image En Español: Resumén de Programas Relacionados al Proyecto de Restauración del Ecosistema 05/03/2005 (PDF, NA)
Description: El Acuerdo sobre la Cuantificación de la Adjudicación del Agua del Río Colorado (QSA, por sus siglas en inglés), y los otros acuerdos relacionados al QSA, son acuerdos entre el Distrito de Agua del Valle de Coachella (CVWD, por sus siglas en inglés), el Distrito de Riego de Imperial (IID, por sus siglas en inglés), Distrito Metropolitano de Agua del Sur de California, la Autoridad de Agua del Condado de San Diego (SDCWA, por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento del Interior de los Estados Unidos, el Departamento de Pesca y Caza (DFG, por sus siglas en inglés), y el Departamento de Recursos de Agua (DWR, por sus siglas en inglés).
Toggle Image En Español: Resumén Legislativo 04/08/2005 (PDF, NA)
Description: En el año 2003, el Estado de California adoptó el Acuerdo sobre la Cuantificación de la Adjudicación del Agua del Río Colorado (QSA, por sus siglas en inglés) y estableció la política estatal para restaurar el Mar Salton. La legislación requiere que el Estado de California desenvuelva varias acciones para restaurar el Mar Salton y coordine varios de los aspectos del QSA.
Toggle Image En Español: Plan Para Restaurar El Ecosistema Del Mar Salton - Datos Básicos 02/25/2005 (PDF, NA)
Description: El Río Colorado es la fuente de mucho del suministro de agua del Sur de California. El agua del Río ha sido adjudicada a los estados del oeste de los Estados Unidos por un sistema de reglamentos, decisiones jurídicas, y acuerdos que datan a la década de 1920. Anteriormente, los estados de Arizona y Nevada no estaban usando el total de sus porciones de agua adjudicadas, y como consecuencia California estaba autorizada a usar el agua que sobraba de estos estados. Sin embargo, el desarrollo en Arizona y Nevada ha causado que California reduzca su consumo de agua del Río Colorado a su porción básica.
Toggle Image En Español: Historia sobre el Mar Salton 2005 (PDF, NA)
Description: Historia sobre el Mar Salton
Toggle Image Easy Ways to Save Water 09/01/2001 (PDF, 2.81 MB)
Description: This 11inch by 17 inch folded publication contains tips on how to save water inside the home and outside the home. It also includes tips on leaks.
Toggle Image Easy Ways to Save Water (Spanish) 09/01/2001 (PDF, 2.98 MB)
Description: This 11inch by 17 inch folded publication contains tips on how to save water inside the home and outside the home. It also includes tips on leaks.
Toggle Image Evaluation of the 1990 Drainage Management Plan For the Westside San Joaquin Valley, California - Final Report 2000 (PDF, NA)
Description: This report presents the results of a review conducted by an Ad Hoc Coordination Committee for the Federal-State Interagency San Joaquin Valley Drainage Implementation Program. The Ad Hoc Coordination Committee was formed by the University of California Salinity/Drainage Program and the SJVDIP. The purpose of the report is to provide the Drainage Program agencies with information for consideration in updating alternatives for agricultural drainage water management. This report was submitted to the SJVDIP Management Group for their consideration. Publication of any findings or recommendations in this report should not be construed as representing the concurrence of the Program agencies.
Toggle Image Environmental Study of Dredged Materials Grant Line Canal South Delta Improvements Program 2000 (PDF, 30.46 MB)
Description: Environmental Study of Dredged Materials Grant Line Canal South Delta Improvements Program
Toggle Image Edmonston Pumping Plant 10/01/1999
Description: Edmonston Pumping Plant lifts water higher than any other single lift pumping plant in the world—almost 2,000 feet up the Tehachapi Mountains— through a series of tunnels into Southern California. The brochure discusses the plant’s design, its seismic safety features, and availability for tours.
This publication is not available electronically. To inquire further, please contact:
Publications Clerk at (916) 653-1097 or imr-publications@water.ca.gov.
Toggle Image Exp. on Short-Term WQ changes in flooded peat soil environments - Jul 1999 07/01/1999
Description: MWQI - Report
This publication is not available electronically. To inquire further, please contact:
Publications Clerk at (916) 653-1097 or imr-publications@water.ca.gov.
Toggle Image Evaporation Ponds Final Report: San Joaquin Valley Drainage Implementation Program 02/02/1999 (PDF, 614 KB)
Description: Evaporation basins along with other alternative drainage management options play a major role in sustaining agriculture in drainage impacted lands, particularly the Tulare/Kern sub-area. However, the presence of naturally occurring selenium in the impounded drainage waters is of concern to wildlife, especially waterbirds. From 1989 to the present, adverse selenium impacts to American avocet and black-necked stilts have been studied extensively in the environs of Tulare Lake Basin. Modifications in the design and management of evaporation basins have been implemented. For those basins with impacts on waterbirds, site-specific mitigation measures have been adopted such as compensation and alternative habitats.
Toggle Image Emigration of Fish From Antelope Reservoir During Periods of Spill 10/01/1996 (PDF, 6.38 MB)
Description: DWR staff counted and evaluated the emigration of fish from Antelope Reservoir through the spillway
Toggle Image Estimated Salt Budget for The San Joaquin Valley 1990 (PDF, 72 KB)
Description: This maps shows the San Joaquin Valley and the five subareas (Northern, Grasslands, Westlands, Tulare, and Kern) studied by the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program. Also shown on this figure is the surface water salt (railroad cars per day) inflow to and outflow from West side of San Joaquin Valley estimated for Water Year 1990.
Toggle Image Enlarged Shasta Reservoir Study Water Quality Summary 1986 (PDF, 9.84 MB)
Description: The Northern District was responsible for identifying study needs and developing and conducting water quality and biological studies to allow evaluation of the ecosystem alterations from the proposed enlargement of Shasta Reservoir. The study rationale and proposal are included with this report.
Toggle Image Eastern Shasta County Groundwater Study 06/01/1984 (PDF, 8.76 MB)
Description: This report presents the ground water hydrology and geology of selected areas and recommends conservation and management meastures that local agencies can use to stretch their water supplies. It also suggests development densities that would be appropriate for each area, based on teh area's estimaged ground water resources.
Toggle Image Evaluation of a Revised Operation for Antelope Reservoir 10/01/1981 (PDF, 16.41 MB)
Description: Evaluation of a revised operation for Antelope reservoir.
Toggle Image Estimated Fishing Use And Catch At Antelope Reservoir Plumas County (1979) 1980 (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Description: Estimated Fishing Use and Catch at Antelope Reservoir, Plumas County, 1979. Northern District Technical Information Report No. 80-2. Department of Water Resources. 24 pp.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resources: Sacramento Valley (Bulletin 118-6) 1978
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: Bulletin planned but never completed (Bulletin 118-5) 1976
Description: Bulletin planned but never completed.
This publication is not available electronically. To inquire further, please contact:
Publications Clerk at (916) 653-1097 or imr-publications@water.ca.gov.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: Sonoma County (Bulletin 118-4) 12/01/1975
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State. This report contains geologic and hydrologic data. (County of Sonoma).
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: Livermore and Sunol Valleys (Bulletin 118-2) 06/01/1974
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: Sacramento County (Bulletin 118-3) 1974 (PDF, 16.45 MB)
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State.
Toggle Image Eagle Lake Alternative Plans for Controlling Lake Levels 11/01/1972 (PDF, 4.30 MB)
Description: 'DWR, in cooperation with the State Division of Highways, undertook a study to evaluate the rising water level of Eagle Lake, which had begun to threaten lakeside development and investigate the possibility of improving the lake environment by various operational plans.
Toggle Image East Park Reservoir Limnology and Water Quality Study Memorandum Report 06/01/1971 (PDF, 3.53 MB)
Description: Colusa County joined with the Department in a study of the East Park Reservoir drainage basin to determine the effect that proposed urban development would have on the basin. Studies included geology, soils, hydrology, and current uses of the watershed.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: South San Francisco Bay (Bulletin 118-1) 08/01/1967
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State.