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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

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Toggle Image FY2013 2013
Description: State Water Resources Development System Financial Statements and Supplementary Information For the years ended June 30, 2013 and 2013
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 Factors Affecting Total Organic Carbon and Trihalomethane Formation Potential in Exports from the South Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Down the California Aqueduct 10/01/2005 (PDF, 4.29 MB)
Description: Total organic carbon (TOC) and trihalomethane formation potential (THMFP) were assessed in water exports from the south Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) at Banks Pumping Plant, the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) and further down the State Water Project's California Aqueduct. Division of Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Assessment Branch
Toggle Image Factors Affecting the Composition & Salinity of Exports from the South Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta 02/01/2004 (PDF, 2.68 MB)
Description: This report describes factors affecting the composition and salinity of exports from the South Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Division of Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Services Branch
Toggle Image Fall 2013 DWR Magazine 10/30/2013 (PDF, 8.25 MB)
Description: Fall 2013 DWR Magazine features the State Water Project’s Contract Extensions, Water Transfers, Integrated Water Management Summit, First LEED-NC Building and New Fuel Management System.
Toggle Image Fall 2014 DWR Magazine 10/29/2014 (PDF, 22.69 MB)
Description: New Legislation expands DWR's role on Groundwater
Toggle Image Fall 2015 DWR Magazine 12/01/2015 (PDF, 6.47 MB)
Description: DWR Fall 2015 Magazine features Statewide Rebate Programs Launched, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program Completes First Regulation, Emergency Rock Barrier Removed, New Levee Evaluation Methods and DWR Helps Tackle Lake County Fires.
Toggle Image Fall 2016 DWR News Magazine 12/15/2016 (PDF, 14.95 MB)
Description: The Fall 2016 DWR Magazine features DWR’s Water Supply Project Connection of First East Porterville home, Mussel Prevention Inspections, Calaveras Dam Spillway Completed and DWR Experiment Boosts Food Supply for Delta Smelt.
Toggle Image Feasibility Analysis of Solar Evaporation and Recovery of Dissolved Salts from Agricultural Drainage Water in the San Joaquin Valley 2004 (PDF, 1.03 MB)
Description: The report demonstrates that accumulated salt can be leached from soil and that future buildup of salt in the soil can be prevented. There is a vast acreage in the San Joaquin Valley that would benefit from active control of salt buildup in the soil. A method to analyze solar pond operation based on concentration ratios is introduced using data from the Red Rock Ranch pilot test. Processes to separate salts in brine produced from concentrating agricultural drainage water and possible uses of the brine and sodium sulfate (one of the salts in the brine) are also discussed in the report.
Toggle Image Feather River Fish Hatchery 06/01/2001 (PDF, 530 KB)
Description: The hatchery began its operations in 1967 to compensate for spawning grounds lost when Oroville Dam was constructed. The brochure explains how the different hatchery facilities work and what happens during the artificial spawning operations. It provides visitors with a self-guided tour of the hatchery. One side shows a step-by step overview of the hatchery operations. The other side shows the life cycle of chinook salmon.
Toggle Image Federal Water Projects Informational Maps 05/01/2000 (JPG, 32 KB)
Description: This relief map of California shows water projects managed by the US Bureau of Reclamation for the water delivery system for California. The nature of California's geography, climate, and the location of its population, industry and agriculture have all influenced the State's development and the creation of water storage and distribution projects
Toggle Image Field Use of Tensiometers (Drought Tip 92-38) 1992 (PDF, 372 KB)
Description: Two page brochure describing the field use of tensiometers. A tensiometer is a device for measuring soil water tension. It consists of a cylindrical pipe about one inch in diameter with a porous ceramic cup attached to one end and a vacuum gauge attached to the other.
Toggle Image Fight Flooding at Home: How to 10/25/2004
Description: Easy ways to keep flooding out of your house.
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 Filter Pore Size Sellection DOC and Trihalomethane 02/01/2005 (PDF, 665 KB)
Description: MWQI Journal Articles
Toggle Image Final EIR for Revocation of Certificate of Approval for Misselbeck Dam and Reservoir 12/01/1990 (PDF, 6.57 MB)
Description: Final EIR for Revocation of Certificate of Approval for Misselbeck Dam and Reservoir
Toggle Image Final EIR for the Simulation of Natural Flows in the Middle Piru Creek 2005 (PDF, 9.60 MB)
Description: Final EIR for the Simulation of Natural Flows in the Middle Piru Creek, prepared by Aspen Environmental Group for the Department of Water Resources.
Toggle Image Final Report on Experiment #2: Seasonal Water Quality Changes in Flooded Peat Soil Environments Due to Peat Soil, Water Depth, and Water Exchange Rate (SMARTS #2) 2000 (PDF, 21.93 MB)
Description: Final Report on Experiment #2: Seasonal Water Quality Changes in Flooded Peat Soil Environments Due to Peat Soil, Water Depth, and Water Exchange Rate (SMARTS #2)
Toggle Image Final Supplement to the EIS for the Prototype project to Augment Snow Pack by Cloud Seeding 10/01/1991 (PDF, 13.43 MB)
Description: The final supplement to the EIS incorporates comments and responses to comments on a proposed cloud seeding project to be located in Plumas and Sierra Counties.
Toggle Image Final Supplemental EIR San Clemente Dam Seismic Safety Project 07/01/2012 (PDF, 142.04 MB)
Description: The proposed project described in the December 31, 2007 Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (FEIR/EIS) has been revised by California American Water Company to meet regulatory requirements, to provide better road access to the project, and maintain the project construction schedule. The supplement to the final EIR (SEIR) has been prepared to describe the revised project features, to analyze potential impacts associated with the changes to the project and to propose mitigation for the impacts. California American Water Company proposes to remove San Clemente Dam and reroute the Carmel River, as described in Alternative 3 to the FEIR/EIS.
Toggle Image Final WQ Data Report for the WWD 2008 Pump-In Project 09/25/2008 (PDF, 40 KB)
Description: DWR Bryte Lab data final water quality report for the Westland's Water District 2008 Pump-In project.
Toggle Image Financial Statement: FY 2008 06/30/2008 (PDF, 6.92 MB)
Description: State Water Resources Development System Financial Statements and Supplementary Information For the years ended June 30, 2008 and 2007
Toggle Image Findings and Recommendations to Develop the Six-Year Activity Plan for the Departments Drainage Reduction and Reuse Program 2001 (PDF, 6.28 MB)
Description: IFDM present status & further research. The specific objectives of the work were (1) to collect, analyze, and evaluate published reports and unpublished data on studies, field, experiments, and demonstrations on the reuse of agricultural drainage water for irrigation in the drainage problem areas of the western San Joaquin Valley and (2) to identify and prioritize the need for additional study, research and field demonstration proposals and projects that should be implemented in the next 6 years.
Toggle Image Fish Passage Improvement Report (Bulletin 250) 2005
Description: Bulletin 250 is a joint interagency document prepared through CALFED's Ecosystem Restoration Program, which identifies potential fish passage impediments and ongoing activities that address fish passage barriers within and outside of the Fish Passage Improvement Program geographic scope.
Toggle Image Fisheries Monitoring Indian Creek Plumas County 2005 2006 (PDF, NA)
Description: Lester, Aric. Fisheries Monitoring Indian Creek, Plumas County, 2005. Northern District Technical Information Report No. ND-06-01 Department of Water Resources. 23 pp.
Toggle Image Fishes of the Lake Oroville Area 06/01/2008 (PDF, 1.19 MB)
Description: The Lake Oroville Area encompasses five main bodies of water: Lake Orovile, Thermalito Forebay and Diversion Pool, Thermalito Afterbay, Feather River downstream from Lake Oroville, and Oroville Wildlife Area. Locations are noted for each fish species. Poster also denotes introduced species. Fish images are not to scale.
Toggle Image Fishing Along the SWP 2001 (PDF, 668 KB)
Description: The Aqueduct is a popular fishing hole. This brochure explains basic safety tips and safety features of the canal. It also provides the location of the 16 access sites on the Aqueduct.
Toggle Image Fishing Along the SWP (Spanish) 03/01/2001
Description: The Aqueduct is a popular fishing hole. This brochure explains basic safety tips and safety features of the canal. It also provides the location of the 16 access sites on the Aqueduct.
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 Fishing Along the SWP (Vietnamese/Lao/ Hmong/Cambodian) 06/01/2001
Description: The Aqueduct is a popular fishing hole. This brochure explains basic safety tips and safety features of the canal. It also provides the location of the 16 access sites on the Aqueduct.
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 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 Flood Emergency Action Team (FEAT) Final Report 06/01/1997
Description: This report outlines the FEAT's findings after evaluating existing flood control facilities and emergency agency responses, and lists their recommendations to enhance our capability to reduce impacts to California's citizens from future flood events. The near-term improvements in flood management will help to reduce risk as California focuses on longer-term solutions that will come from development of a new master plan for flood management in the Central Valley.
Toggle Image Flood Emergency Action Team Final Report, 1997 (PDF version) 05/10/1997 (PDF, 19.60 MB)
Description: The Flood Emergency Action Team convened additional citizen advisory meetings and heard from hundreds of Californians who were most directly affected by the January 1997 floods. This Report (1) summarizes the actions taken as a result of recommendations in FEAT's 30-day report; (2) offers further recommendations for improved flood response and recovery; and (3) suggests a more thorough evaluation of flood management options, including new emphasis on non-structural solutions.
Toggle Image Flood Fighting at Home 10/01/2004 (PDF, 898 KB)
Description: Easy ways to keep water out of your house.
Toggle Image Flood Warnings: Responding to California's Flood Crisis 2005 (PDF, 1.47 MB)
Description: While flooding has always been an unfortunate fact of life in many parts of California, the need for adequate flood management is more critical now than ever before. California’s Central Valley flood control system is deteriorating and, in some places, literally washing away. Furthermore, the Central Valley’s growing population is pushing new housing developments and job centers into areas that are particularly vulnerable to flooding. Yet, in recent years, funding to maintain and upgrade the flood protection infrastructure has sharply declined. Compounding these challenges is a recent court ruling, Paterno v. State of California that held the state liable for flood-related damages caused by a levee failure. Together, these factors have created a ticking time-bomb for flood management in California.
Toggle Image Food Processing Industries Water Use Efficiency Ideas 1994 (PDF, 162 KB)
Description: This brochure provides general suggestions, ways to maximize water use, avoiding waste and more.
Toggle Image Fractured Hard Rock Brochure 2004 (PDF, 994 KB)
Description: This brochure was developed for and published by the Central Sierra Watershed Committee to educate home owners in the region about their groundwater source. Content was based on DWR Guide titled "Water Facts No. 1, Ground Water in Fractured Hard Rock".
Toggle Image Frenchman Lake Creel Census 1992 2003 (PDF, 159 KB)
Description: 1992 Frenchman Lake Creel Census. Memorandum to Kathy Hill, Region 2, DFG (and others) dated November 21, 2003. 4 pp.
Toggle Image Frenchman Lake Creel Census 1996 11/24/2003 (PDF, 82 KB)
Description: 1996 Frenchman Lake Creel Census. Memorandum to Kathy Hill, Region 2, DFG (and others). 4 pp.
Toggle Image Frenchman Lake Creel Census 2000 11/25/2003 (PDF, 128 KB)
Description: 2000 Frenchman Lake Creel Census. Memorandum to Kathy Hill, Region 2, DFG (and others). 4 pp.
Toggle Image Frenchman Lake Creel Census 2003 12/04/2003 (PDF, 128 KB)
Description: 2003 Frenchman Lake Creel Census. Memorandum to Kathy Hill, Region 2, DFG (and others). 4 pp.
Toggle Image Frenchman Reservoir Creel Census (1988) 08/31/1989 (PDF, 170 KB)
Description: Hinton, Ralph N. Frenchman Reservoir Creel Census - 1988. Memorandum to Jim Ryan, Region 2, Department of Fish and Game. 9 pp.
Toggle Image Furrow Irrigation (Drought Tip 92-23) 1993 (PDF, 34 KB)
Description: Efficient furrow irrigation requires reducing deep percolation and surface runoff losses.