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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

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 Lake Almanor Limnologic Investigation 04/01/1974 (PDF, 4.46 MB)
Description: The Departments of Water Resources and Fish & Game cooperated in conducting a limnology study of Lake Almanor in 1972 and 1973. The study provided information useful in evaluating the environmental effects of proposed development.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 1986 11/17/2003 (PDF, 542 KB)
Description: 1986 Lake Davis Creel Census. Memorandum to Arthur Thrapp, Central District, DWR (and others) 6 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 1994 1996 (PDF, 215 KB)
Description: Rischbieter, Douglas. Lake Davis Creel Census - 1994. Memorandum to Patrick O'Brien, Region 2, DFG, dated March 13, 1996. 5 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 1997 01/28/1998 (PDF, 178 KB)
Description: Lake Davis Creel Census. Memorandum to Patrick O'Brien, Region 2, DFG. 4 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 1998 2003 (PDF, 132 KB)
Description: Hinton, Ralph N. 1998 Lake Davis Creel Census. Memorandum to Kathy Hill, Region 2, DFG (and others) dated October 8, 2003. 4 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 2000 05/16/2007 (PDF, 2.65 MB)
Description: Hinton, Ralph N. 2007a. Lake Davis Creel Census 2000. Memorandum to Ivan Paulsen, Region 2, DFG (and others). 9 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 2001 10/08/2003 (PDF, 4.15 MB)
Description: 2007e. Lake Davis Creel Census 2001. Memorandum to Ivan Paulsen, Region 2, DFG (and others) dated July 18, 2007. 14 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 2002 05/22/2007 (PDF, 2.27 MB)
Description: 2007b. Lake Davis Creel Census ? 2002. Memorandum to Ivan Paulsen, Region 2, DFG (and others). 7 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 2003 (Revised) 07/10/2007 (PDF, 2.56 MB)
Description: 2007d. Revised Lake Davis Creel Census ? 2003. Memorandum to Ivan Paulsen, Region 2, DFG (and others). 8 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 2004 11/29/2004 (PDF, 122 KB)
Description: Hinton, Ralph N. 2004 Lake Davis Creel Census. Memorandum to Kathy Hill, Region 2, DFG (and others). 4pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 2006 06/20/2007 (PDF, 2.25 MB)
Description: 2007c. Lake Davis Creel Census 2006. Memorandum to Ivan Paulsen, Region 2, DFG (and others) dated June 20, 2007. 8 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census 2007 10/17/2007 (PDF, 2.44 MB)
Description: 2007g. Lake Davis Creel Census - 2007. Memorandum to Ivan Paulsen, Region 2, DFG (and others). 10 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis Creel Census Color 1986 11/17/2003 (PDF, 1.31 MB)
Description: 1986 Lake Davis Creel Census. Memorandum to Arthur Thrapp, Central District, DWR (and others). 6 pp.
Toggle Image Lake Davis: Structures To Prevent The Spread Of Nuisance Fish From Lake Davis California 2000 (PDF, 577 KB)
Description: Rischbieter, Douglas B.C. 2000. Structures to Prevent the Spread of Nuisance Fish From Lake Davis, California. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20: 784-790.
Toggle Image Lake Oroville Recreation 03/01/2000 (PDF, 988 KB)
Description: This handy brochure provides valuable information to the recreationist looking for things to do in and around the lake. One side describes the activities available and the other provides a detailed map of where and how to get there.
Toggle Image Lake Oroville Runoff Enhancement Program Environmental Monitoring Report 1990-1994 12/01/1996 (PDF, 16.49 MB)
Description: 'DWR conducted a study of the feasibility of using ground-based cloud seeding to augment snow pack on a portion of the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests from 1991 to 1994. Plumas National Forest required an environmental monitoring program to determine effects of the potential project on water quality, channel morphology, stream sedimentation, benthic macroinvertebrate populations, fish populations, streamflow and fish habitat.
Toggle Image Lake Perris 09/01/1997
Description: The SWP’s southernmost reservoir is explained in this publication, which also discusses the benefits it provides such as water storage and fish and wildlife enhancement. Lake Perris is also one of the most heavily used recreational lakes in the State Park system.
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 Land Retirement Final Report: San Joaquin Valley Drainage Implementation Program 02/10/1999 (PDF, 517 KB)
Description: The initial scientific documentation which provided the basis for the choice of management alternatives, including land retirement, was an important part of the SJVDP. An extensive library (e.g., SJVDP, 1989; SJVDP, 1990, pages 163-175) of supporting measurements, technical analysis, maps, and models exist to help quantify drainage conditions, understand drainage management, and assess the benefits from a regionally implemented plan. The initial assessment included a compilation of historical data, execution of baseline field studies for the period 1985 through 1988, and development of planning objectives, criteria, and performance standards based on water-quantity, water-quality (i.e., protection of aquatic life, wildlife, and public health) and land use (SJVDP, 1990, Tables 7, 15, 16).
Toggle Image Laundries and Linen Suppliers Water Use Efficiency Ideas 1994 (PDF, 128 KB)
Description: This brochure provides general suggestions, ways to maximize water use, avoiding waste and more.
Toggle Image Leaching (Drought Tip 92-16) 1993 (PDF, 51 KB)
Description: Leaching is applying irrigation water in excess of the soil moisture depletion level to remove salts in the root zone.
Toggle Image Levee Analysis Methods (June 2009) 06/01/2009 (PDF, 201 KB)
Description: To expedite improved management of flood risk, the Department of Water Resources is conducting levee evaluations in phases over a four to six-year period. During this time, technical specialists are reviewing existing levee historical data; conducting field explorations (including drilling and geophysical methods) and associated laboratory testing; performing geotechnical engineering analyses; and preparing preliminary design and construction estimates for levee repairs and upgrades, where needed.
Toggle Image Levee Evaluation Program (June 2009) 06/01/2009 (PDF, 248 KB)
Description: The Department of Water Resources is required to evaluate the current level of performance of the State-federal flood protection system2, including an estimate of the risk of levee failure, a discussion of the inspection and reviews performed, and recommendations regarding the levees and future work activities. Geotechnical engineering performed through the Urban and Non-Urban Levee Evaluation (ULE and NULE) Projects will help flood managers better understand overall flood risk in the Central Valley and evaluate alternative changes to the flood management system to better manage risk.
Toggle Image Limnological Investigation of Morris Reservoir 12/01/1987 (PDF, 5.83 MB)
Description: This report presents the findings of a limnological investifation of Morris Reservoir cooperatively conducted by the Department of Water Resources and the City of Willits. The report discusses loss of storage capacity in the reservoir due to sedimentation , and organic and inorganic parameters that contribute to the poor quality of potable water from the reservoir.
Toggle Image Lines of Equal Depth of Water in Wells Unconfined Aquifer San Joaquin Valley Spring 2010 04/01/2012 (PDF, 2.65 MB)
Description: Map of 10 ft. contour lines of equal depth of groundwater levels of selected wells in the San Joaquin Valley, CA for Spring 2010. Well measurements were collected from January to May 2010 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and cooperating water agencies and entered in DWR's Water Data Library (www.water.ca.gov/waterdatalibrary/). The resulting point data were plotted in ArcMap 9.3.1 and contoured using Spatial Analyst at 10 ft. contour intervals. DWR produces a groundwater elevation contour map for the San Joaquin Valley annually in the spring. Maps for previous years may be found on the DWR Groundwater Information web page (www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/). Historical groundwater level data for individual wells may be found on the Water Data Library web page.
Toggle Image Lines of Equal Elevation of Water in Wells Unconfined Aquifer San Joaquin Valley Spring 2008 10/31/2008 (PDF, 2.85 MB)
Description: Map of 10 ft. contour lines of equal elevation of groundwater levels of selected wells in the San Joaquin Valley, CA for Spring 2008. Well measurements were collected from January to May 2008 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and cooperating water agencies and entered in DWR's Water Data Library (www.water.ca.gov/waterdatalibrary/). The resulting point data were plotted in ArcMap 9.3.1 and contoured using Spatial Analyst at 10 ft. contour intervals. DWR produces a groundwater elevation contour map for the San Joaquin Valley annually in the spring. Maps for previous years may be found on the DWR Groundwater Information web page (www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/). Historical groundwater level data for individual wells may be found on the Water Data Library web page.
Toggle Image Lines of Equal Elevation of Water in Wells Unconfined Aquifer San Joaquin Valley Spring 2009 05/25/2011 (PDF, 2.66 MB)
Description: Description: Map of 10 ft. contour lines of equal elevation of groundwater levels of selected wells in the San Joaquin Valley, CA for Spring 2009. Well measurements were collected from January to May 2009 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and cooperating water agencies and entered in DWR's Water Data Library (www.water.ca.gov/waterdatalibrary/). The resulting point data were plotted in ArcMap 9.3.1 and contoured using Spatial Analyst at 10 ft. contour intervals. DWR produces a groundwater elevation contour map for the San Joaquin Valley annually in the spring. Maps for previous years may be found on the DWR Groundwater Information web page (www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/). Historical groundwater level data for individual wells may be found on the Water Data Library web page.
Toggle Image Lines of Equal Elevation of Water in Wells Unconfined Aquifer San Joaquin Valley Spring 2010 04/01/2012 (PDF, 2.63 MB)
Description: Map of 10 ft. contour lines of equal elevation of groundwater levels of selected wells in the San Joaquin Valley, CA for Spring 2010. Well measurements were collected from January to May 2010 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and cooperating water agencies and entered in DWR's Water Data Library (www.water.ca.gov/waterdatalibrary/). The resulting point data were plotted in ArcMap 9.3.1 and contoured using Spatial Analyst at 10 ft. contour intervals. DWR produces a groundwater elevation contour map for the San Joaquin Valley annually in the spring. Maps for previous years may be found on the DWR Groundwater Information web page (www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/). Historical groundwater level data for individual wells may be found on the Water Data Library web page.
Toggle Image Lines of Equal Elevation of Water in Wells Unconfined Aquifer San Joaquin Valley Spring 2011 2015 (PDF, 5.03 MB)
Description: Map of 10 ft. contour lines of equal elevation of groundwater levels of selected wells in the San Joaquin Valley, CA for Spring 2011. Well measurements were collected from January to May 2011 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and cooperating water agencies and entered in DWR's Water Data Library (www.water.ca.gov/waterdatalibrary/). The resulting point data were plotted in ArcMap 9.3.1 and contoured using Spatial Analyst at 10 ft. contour intervals. DWR produces a groundwater elevation contour map for the San Joaquin Valley annually in the spring. Maps for previous years may be found on the DWR Groundwater Information web page (www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/). Historical groundwater level data for individual wells may be found on the Water Data Library web page.
Toggle Image Local Water Projects Informational Maps 05/01/2000 (JPG, 34 KB)
Description: This relief map of California shows the various local water projects that are part of the water delivery system for California. It includes aqueducts in Mokelumne, Hetch Hetchy, Los Angeles and on the Colorado River. 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 Logistics for Deploying Mobile Water Desalination Units 04/30/2009 (PDF, 301 KB)
Description: Mobile water desalination units provide emergency water supply wherever and whenever needed. The units can be easily moved (via air, land, or marine transport) and deployed to drought stricken and water stressed areas. Mobile desalination units provide a very flexible way of supplying potable water to communities by hooking-up to existing municipal water storage and delivery systems. They can also be quickly and easily decommissioned or moved to other locations should drought conditions ease.
Toggle Image Lower Butte Creek - Sutter Bypass DWR Pumping Plants Fish Screening Project 08/01/2004 (PDF, 20.05 MB)
Description: The objective of this project is to reduce losses of adult and juvenile anadromous fish from the Sutter Bypass East Borrow Canal, which is part of the Lower Butte Creek stream system. Proposed structural modifications to the pumping plants include constructing juvenile fish screens and adult fish exclusion barriers at each of the three pumping plant sites.
Toggle Image Lower Butte Creek - Sutter Bypass Weir No. 2 Fish Passage Project Prelim Engineering Technical Rpt 12/01/2003 (PDF, 17.61 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the findings of the DWR preliminary engineering investigation of fish passage solutions at Lower Butte Creek - Sutter Bypass, Weir No. 2 near Yuba City, California. Included in the report are preliminary design drawings and cost estimates for project alternatives, discussion of the physical and operational characteristics of the alternatives, summary of construction issues and final design criteria.
Toggle Image Lower Butte Creek - Sutter Bypass Willow Slough Weir Fish Passage Project 02/01/2005 (PDF, 7.80 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the findings of the California Department of Water Resources priliminary engineering investigation of fish passage solutions at Lower Butte Creek - Sutter Bypass, Willow Slough Weir near Yuba City, California.
Toggle Image Lower Mill Creek Watershed Conjunctive Use Project (2008) 11/01/2008 (PDF, 21.87 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the hydrogeology and well infrastructure of the Lower Mill Creek Watershed area and provides an overview of the potential for conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater resources in order to enhance water supply and benefit fisheries. This report also fulfills the reporting requirements of Standard Agreement Number 288745 between DWR and the Mill Creek Conservancy.