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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.

Please use the Comments or Suggestions link in the footer to request an accessible version of text-based documents.

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 1999 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 06/01/2003 (PDF, 3.66 MB)
Description: In comparison to the 1998 Drainage Monitoring Report, this report includes trend analyses and figures for Total Dissolved Solids, Boron, and Selenium. The figures illustrate an increase or decrease over time of a constituent within its respective area of study.
Toggle Image Climate Change Impacts Summary Sheet: June 2009 06/12/2009 (PDF, 359 KB)
Description: Describes the key findings of the report "Using Future Climate Projections to Support Water Resources Decision Making in California." These findings include sea level rise projects, the affects of increasing air temperature on snowmelt, and water supply reliability.
Toggle Image Climate Change Impacts on California's Water 09/02/2008 (PDF, 6.72 MB)
Description: A special edition from DWR/NEWS People (Fall 2008)
Toggle Image DWR News People Fall 2005 09/01/2005 (PDF, 4.76 MB)
Description: DWR NEWS/People magazine was created with the Winter 2004 edition, and is a combination of DWR NEWS magazine and DWR People newsletter. This quarterly magazine contains information about DWR activities and employees.
Toggle Image DWR News People Fall 2008 09/01/2008 (PDF, 5.73 MB)
Description: DWR NEWS/People magazine was created with the Winter 2004 edition, and is a combination of DWR NEWS magazine and DWR People newsletter. This quarterly magazine contains information about DWR activities and employees.
Toggle Image Managing an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California's Water 10/01/2008 (PDF, 2.04 MB)
Description: DWR presents this report as part of the process of updating the California Water Plan, and as part of the California Resources Agency's draft statewide Climate Adaptation Plan. Overall, this report urges a new approach to managing California's water and other natural resources in the face of a changing climate.
Toggle Image Progress on Incorporating Climate Change into Planning... 07/01/2006 (PDF, 6.33 MB)
Description: The purpose of this report is to demonstrate how various analysis tools currently used by DWR could be used to address issues related to climate change. The methods and results presented in this report could be used to guide future climate change analysis and to identify areas where more information is needed.
Toggle Image Urban Drought Guidebook 2008 (PDF, 2.70 MB)
Description: To help local agencies and communities prepare for the possibility of another dry year and possible water supply interruptions, the Department of Water Resources is pleased to publish this updated version of the Urban Drought Guidebook. Drought, climate change, natural disasters, and environmental protections can all affect water supplies. Good planning and preparation can help agencies maintain reliable supplies and reduce the impacts of supply interruptions.
Toggle Image Using Future Climate Projections to Support Water Resources Decision Making in California 05/30/2009 (PDF, 3.87 MB)
Description: This paper presents several advances in using future climate projection information in water resources planning, such as an improved understanding of how well selected climate models represent historical climate conditions and refined methodologies for representing streamflows, outdoor urban and agricultural water demands, and sea level rise in planning tools. Twelve climate projections were used to assess the future reliability of California’s main water supply projects.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News Spring - Summer 2007 05/01/2007 (PDF, 1.10 MB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is now published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.

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