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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 Health Care Facilities Water Use Efficiency Ideas 1994 (PDF, 153 KB)
Description: This brochure provides general suggestions, ways to maximize water use, avoiding waste and more.
Toggle Image Hetch Hetchy Restoration Study 2006
Description: The restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley on the upper Tuolumne River has once again captured the public's imagination. In order to provide for an informed dialogue about this issue, the Resources Agency has objectively evaluated the many Hetch Hetchy Valley restoration studies produced during the past two decades. In so doing, the state also recognized the great value and benefit of providing a central clearinghouse of all Hetch Hetchy restoration work. Moreover, in conducting the study, the state provided a neutral, public forum to discuss issues related to Hetch Hetchy restoration, such as water supply and water quality, flood management, cultural resources, environmental impacts, energy generation, and recreation.
Toggle Image Historic Sacramento River Temperature Data, Keswick to Butte City Memorandum Report 04/01/1990 (PDF, 7.25 MB)
Description: This report is a compilation of historic Sacramento River water temperature data from Keswick Reservoir to Butte City through 1989.
Toggle Image Hocker Flat Draft Environmental Assessment Environmental Impact Report 08/01/2004 (PDF, 28.59 MB)
Description: The report evaluates the environmental impacts for the Hocker Flat Rehabilitation Site: Trinity River Mile 78 to 79.1. Working with the Bureau of Reclamation under the guidance of the Trinity River Restoration Program, the Department acted as the lead agency under CEQA for this project and provided the engineering design.
Toggle Image Hocker Flat Final Environmental Assessment Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Hocker Flat Rehabilitation Site: Trinity River Mile 78 to 79.1 11/01/2004 (PDF, NA)
Description: This report evaluates the environmental impacts for the Hocker Flat Rehabilitation Site: Trinity River Mile 78 to 79.1. Working with the Bureau of Reclamation under the guidance of the Trinity River Restoration Program, the Department acted as the lead agency under CEQA for this project and provided the engineering design.
Toggle Image Honey Lake Water Quality Investigation 06/14/1968 (PDF, 1.28 MB)
Description: The Northern District's groundwater data program detected increasing amounts of arsenic in various wells in Honey Lake Valley, Lassen County in 1967. The water quality unit of Northern District initiated an investigation to define the area of impaired water and locate the possible sources of impairment. This memorandum report gives the results of the investigation.
Toggle Image Hotels and Motels Water Use Efficiency Ideas 1994 (PDF, 143 KB)
Description: This brochure provides general suggestions, ways to maximize water use, avoiding waste and more.
Toggle Image How Much Water Are You Applying With Your Low Volume Irrigation System? (Drought Tip 92-56) 1992 (PDF, 381 KB)
Description: During a drought it is particularly importan to use only the amount of water necessary for irrigation.
Toggle Image How to Fill Out a Well Completion Report 03/01/2007 (PDF, 926 KB)
Description: The purpose of this instruction pamphlet is to assist Water Well Contractors with filling out a Well Completion Report (WCR) to meet the requirements of California law. In 1949, the California Legislature concluded that collecting information on newly constructed, modified or destroyed wells would be valuable in the event of underground pollution, and would also provide geologic information to better manage California’s groundwater resources.