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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 California Department of Water Resources 05/01/2012 (PDF, 975 KB)
Description: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR), established in 1956 by the California Legislature, plays an important role in sustaining California’s economy, environment and quality of life. DWR operates and maintains the California State Water Project (SWP), which provides drinking water and water to our farms. Other programs work to preserve the natural environment and wildlife, monitor dam safety, manage floodwaters, conserve water use, and provide technical assistance and funding for projects for local water needs. These are among many activities as DWR strives to meet the water needs of today and the future.
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 Annual Awards - 2012 05/29/2013 (PDF, 585 KB)
Description: DWR Annual Awards 2012
Toggle Image DWR Annual Awards 2008 03/01/2009 (PDF, 2.27 MB)
Description: To recognize Department of Water Resources employees who have made exceptional contributions to efficiency and effectiveness to the Department and State Government in general, Director Lester Snow presented awards on February 25, 2009. Congratulations to the 45 awards recipients.
Toggle Image DWR Annual Awards 2009 03/03/2010 (PDF, 2.23 MB)
Description: On February 24, Director Mark Cowin and California Secretary for Natural Resources Lester Snow presented the Department of Water Resources’ Annual Awards for 2009 in Sacramento in the Resources Building Auditorium. Congratulations to the following 61 award recipients for their exceptional contributions.
Toggle Image DWR Annual Awards 2010 02/17/2011 (PDF, 7.03 MB)
Description: On February 15, 2011 in the Natural Resources Building Auditorium in Sacramento, Director Mark Cowin honored Department of Water Resources employees who have made exceptional contributions to the Department and State. Congratulations to the following 44 award recipients!
Toggle Image DWR Annual Awards 2011 03/08/2012 (PDF, 518 KB)
Description: On March 8, Director Mark Cowin presented the Department of Water Resources’ Annual Awards for 2011 in Sacramento in the Natural Resources Building Auditorium. Congratulations to the following 31 award recipients for their exceptional contributions.
Toggle Image DWR Magazine Fall 2012 11/09/2012 (PDF, 13.21 MB)
Description: The DWR Magazine includes articles on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Delta Levee Earthquake Research, Climate Change, and Northern Region Office.
Toggle Image DWR Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 06/22/2012 (PDF, 7.96 MB)
Description: Articles from DWR Magazine(formerly DWR NEWS/People) include DWR Provides Leadership for Water Efficient Urban Landscapes, Former DWR Director Robie Honored, Intertie Completion, and NASA Collaborates with DWR on Remote Sensing.
Toggle Image DWR News Fall 1998 09/01/1998 (PDF, 4.12 MB)
Description: DWR News magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR activities. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR News Fall 1999 09/01/1999 (PDF, 13.04 MB)
Description: DWR News magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR activities. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR News Magazine Spring/Summer 2013 06/05/2013 (PDF, 10.01 MB)
Description: DWR News Magazine Spring/Summer 2013
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 DWR News People Fall 2004 09/01/2004 (PDF, 861 KB)
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 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 2006 09/01/2006 (PDF, 25.48 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 2007 09/01/2007 (PDF, 5.92 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 DWR News People Fall 2009 10/30/2009 (PDF, 6.30 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 Spring 2004 03/01/2004 (PDF, 3.59 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 Spring 2005 03/01/2005 (PDF, 3.57 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 Spring 2007 03/01/2007 (PDF, 3.63 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 Spring 2008 03/01/2008 (PDF, 8.04 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 Spring/Summer 2009: Solving the San Joaquin Valley's Agricultural Drainage Problems 06/10/2009 (PDF, 4.33 MB)
Description: The DWR NEWS/People issue features DWR's San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program and its focus on achieving effective drainage water management through monitoring & evaluation, treatment of drainage water & its salts, Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management, real-time water quality monitoring, drainage reduction, and environmental services activities.
Toggle Image DWR News People Spring/Summer 2010 06/01/2010 (PDF, 6.20 MB)
Description: DWR News-People for Spring / Summer 2010
Toggle Image DWR News People Summer 2004 06/01/2004 (PDF, 882 KB)
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 Summer 2005 06/01/2005 (PDF, 5.21 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 Summer 2007 06/01/2007 (PDF, 5.34 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 Summer 2008 06/01/2008 (PDF, 6.82 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 Winter 2003-2004 2004 (PDF, 1.30 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 Winter 2004-2005 2005 (PDF, 871 KB)
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 Winter 2006-2007 2007 (PDF, 3.49 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 Winter 2008 01/03/2008 (PDF, 3.62 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 Winter 2008-2009 01/05/2009 (PDF, 3.93 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 Winter 2010 02/25/2010 (PDF, 5.14 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 Special Edition 2000 2000 (PDF, 13.45 MB)
Description: DWR News magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR activities. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR News Spring 1995 03/01/1995 (PDF, 4.29 MB)
Description: DWR News magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR activities. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR News Spring 1996 03/01/1996 (PDF, 4.04 MB)
Description: DWR News magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR activities. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR News Summer 2002 06/01/2002 (PDF, 1.89 MB)
Description: DWR News magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR activities. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR News/People Fall 2010 12/13/2010 (PDF, 3.51 MB)
Description: Articles dedicated to the 50th anniversary of passage of the Burns-Porter Act funding the State Water Project include reminiscences by former Directors William Gianelli and Ronald Robie as well as recollections of DWR retirees on the startup of the SWP.
Toggle Image DWR News/People Spring/Summer 2011 06/01/2011 (PDF, 15.13 MB)
Description: Articles feature the East Branch Extension, Water Year 2011, CERS, Oroville Field Division, Consulting Board for Earthquake Analysis 2011 Workshop, and Eureka Flood Center Seismic Award.
Toggle Image DWR News/People Winter 2010-11 02/22/2011 (PDF, 17.50 MB)
Description: The Winter 2010-11 issue of DWR NEWS/People has been distributed. Articles include a Better Understanding of Delta Fish, Central Valley Flood Protection Board Takes New Role, and Gianelli Pumping-Generating Plant Butterfly Valve Removal Project.
Toggle Image DWR News/People Winter 2012 02/17/2012 (PDF, 7.08 MB)
Description: Articles include Sutter Maintenance Yard, Georgiana Slough Non-Physical Barrier, and California Water Commission Workshops. With new printing changes, the magazine is now being printed in color at no additional cost.
Toggle Image DWR People Fall 2003 09/01/2003 (PDF, 1.31 MB)
Description: DWR People magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR employees. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR People Spring 2003 03/01/2003 (PDF, 2.95 MB)
Description: DWR People magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR employees. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR People Summer 2003 06/01/2003 (PDF, 6.19 MB)
Description: DWR People magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR employees. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
Toggle Image DWR People Winter 2003 2003 (PDF, 1.10 MB)
Description: DWR People magazine was a quarterly magazine containing information about DWR employees. In Winter 2004, it was combined with the DWR People newsletter to create the DWR NEWS/People magazine.
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 Fall 2014 DWR Magazine 10/29/2014 (PDF, 22.69 MB)
Description: New Legislation expands DWR's role on Groundwater
Toggle Image Water Conservation News July 2002 07/01/2002 (PDF, 477 KB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is published quarterly by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Winter 2012-13 DWR Magazine 06/05/2013 (PDF, 16.57 MB)
Description: Winter 2012-13 DWR Magazine
Toggle Image Winter 2014-15 DWR Magazine 02/27/2015 (PDF, 10.00 MB)
Description: features Waterfowl Surge in the Suisun Marsh, Drought Relief Grants Awarded and New Calaveras Dam Construction Project.

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