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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.

http://www.worldcat.org/ (Link will open in a new browser window.)
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Toggle Image DWR News People 50th Anniversary 2006 (PDF, 32.77 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 Flex Your Power 08/01/2001 (PDF, 108 KB)
Description: Provides energy conservation tips for your home. It includes what to do during blackouts. It also lists several energy related Web sites.
Toggle Image Flex Your Power (Spanish) 08/01/2001
Description: Provides energy conservation tips for your home. It includes what to do during blackouts. It also lists several energy related Web sites.
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 DWR Publications (Bulletin 170-98) 2000 (PDF, 2.85 MB)
Description: Bulletin 170 is an annual online guide to the Department of Water Resources’ publications. Every year, the Department issues technical bulletins, reports, and other publications documenting the measurement, protection, use, and management of California’s water resources. Bulletin 170-98 includes summaries of all bulletins, district/division reports, newsletters, and brochures issued during 1998.
Toggle Image Devil Canyon Powerplant 06/01/1998
Description: This brochure describes the largest of three hydroelectric power plants on the East Branch of the State Water Project. It also explains the roles of Pelton wheel turbines in producing electricity and the power plants’ two afterbays for allowing flexibility in power generation operations.
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 Quail Lake (West Branch) 07/01/1997 (PDF, 827 KB)
Description: The smallest of SWP lakes, Quail Lake was created by a cataclysmic movement of the San Andreas fault. It was enlarged to move water across the infamous fault and now serves to regulate water storage for power generation at Warne Powerplant.
Toggle Image Warne Powerplant (West Branch) 10/01/1996
Description: Warne Powerplant, located on the West Branch of the SWP’s California Aqueduct, was designed to recapture energy used to pump water over the Tehachapi Mountains. The publication discusses its power generation operations.
This publication is not available electronically. To inquire further, please contact:
Publications Clerk at (916) 653-1097 or imr-publications@water.ca.gov.

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