To obtain hard copies of DWR publications,
or if you have any questions, please contact:
California Department of Water Resources
Attn: Publications Office
P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
Telephone: (916) 653-1097
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. The DWR Publications Repository is a partial and growing list of the publications and other media produced and distributed by the Department.
DWR Magazine, formerly DWR NEWS/People magazine, features articles about DWR staff and activities. The three editions of the magazine are winter, spring/summer, and fall. The magazine was previously named DWR NEWS/People from 2004 to 2012; DWR People from 1991 to 2003, and DWR NEWS from 1958 to 1990.
Education services and materials are provided to schools throughout California by the Public Affairs Office.
With more than 20 lakes and reservoirs open to recreation, the Department of Water Resources created a Water Safety Program to raise awareness of how you and your family can stay water safe.
Albert is the "know-it-all" bass who is little but big on advice about keeping water safe. His pal Einstein is a sweet but clumsy heron who has a lot to learn about safety rules and sometimes fails to heed them. DWR's two water safety mascots were created to educate kids of all ages about how to stay water safe at State Water Project facilities.
The California State Water Project, the largest state-built and operated multipurpose water and power system in the United States, includes 34 storage facilities, 20 pumping plants, four pumping-generating plants, five hydroelectric powerplants, and approximately 701 miles of canals, tunnels, and pipelines including the 444-mile California Aqueduct.
Founded in 1958 by the legislature as part of the California Water Resources Center, the WRCA contains historical and contemporary water-related materials of great value to water agencies, governmental bodies, environmental groups, engineering firms, attorneys, historians and researchers including faculty and graduate students.