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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 M & T Chico Ranch Conjunctive Use Investigation Phase III Report 12/01/1996 (PDF, 10.43 MB)
Description: This phase reassesses the potential water supply available through conjuntive use and estimates program costs, impact mitigation, institutional constraints, and evnrionmental compliance requirements. In addition, this report documents and presents the findings from previous aquifer testing and well development with the lower-confined Tuscan Formation aquifer. The investigation was undertaken as a part of the Groundwater Development effort of the State Water Project Future Supply Program.
Toggle Image MWQ Program Annual Rept WY1995 - Aug 1996 08/01/1996 (PDF, 23.06 MB)
Description: MWQI - Report
Toggle Image MWQI 1992-1993 Biennial Memorandum Report - Apr 1994 04/01/1994 (PDF, 3.91 MB)
Description: MWQI - Report
Toggle Image MWQI History and Studies 1983 - 2012 11/01/2013 (PDF, 2.39 MB)
Description: Water Quality History and studies 1983 - 2012
Toggle Image MWQI Program Field Manaual 08/01/1995 (PDF, 3.52 MB)
Description: MWQI - Tech QA/QC
Toggle Image MWQI annual Rept Oct 95 to Dec 96 - Dec 1997 1997 (PDF, 37.60 MB)
Description: MWQI - Report
Toggle Image MWQI annual report 1997-1998 - Oct 2000 10/01/2000 (PDF, 3.30 MB)
Description: MWQI - Report
Toggle Image MWQI annual report print 1990-1991 - Feb 1993 02/01/1993 (PDF, 47.05 MB)
Description: MWQI - Report
Toggle Image MWQI annual report web 1990-1991 - Feb 1993 02/01/1993 (PDF, 17.97 MB)
Description: MWQI - Report
Toggle Image MWQI summary and findings Aug 1998-Sept 2001 - Jul 2003 07/01/2003 (PDF, 10.95 MB)
Description: MWQI - Reports
Toggle Image MWQI summary of monitoring results Jan 89-Dec 89 - 1990 1989 (PDF, 4.79 MB)
Description: MWQI - Reports
Toggle Image MWQI summary of monitoring results WY 1994 - July 1995 07/01/1995 (PDF, 4.68 MB)
Description: MWQI - Report
Toggle Image MWQI-Summary and Findings from Data Collected August 1998 through September 2001 07/01/2003 (PDF, 10.95 MB)
Description: MWQI- Reports
Toggle Image Main Stem Trinity River Watershed Erosion Investigation 03/01/1980 (PDF, 9.46 MB)
Description: This report is the result of a one-year reconnaissance study of the main stem Trinity River watershed. The report provides data for evaluation of land and resources management options and should be used as a reference for in-depth, site-specific studies of problem areas.
Toggle Image Major Rivers Informational Maps 05/01/2000 (JPG, 30 KB)
Description: This relief map of California shows the major rivers in 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 Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-00) 12/01/2001
Description: A series of annual reports that describe the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Each annual report updates information regarding project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events that affect the management of the State Water Project.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-01) 12/01/2002
Description: A series of annual reports that describe the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Each annual report updates information regarding project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events that affect the management of the State Water Project.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-02) 2004
Description: Since 1963, this report provides the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Information is updated on project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events, In addition, hydrologic, capital construction, water delivery, operations, and maintenance information is included.
Bulletin 132 (2002) (PDF, 48.11 MB)
Appendix E for 2002 Edition (PDF, 17.15 MB)
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-03) 12/01/2004
Description: Since 1963, this report provides the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Information is updated on project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events, In addition, hydrologic, capital construction, water delivery, operations, and maintenance information is included.
Bulletin 132 (2003) (PDF, 27.74 MB)
Appendix E for 2003 Edition (PDF, 2.30 MB)
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-04) 09/01/2005 (PDF, 32.02 MB)
Description: Since 1963, this report provides the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Information is updated on project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events, In addition, hydrologic, capital construction, water delivery, operations, and maintenance information is included.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-05) 12/01/2006 (PDF, 34.16 MB)
Description: Since 1963, this report provides the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Information is updated on project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events, In addition, hydrologic, capital construction, water delivery, operations, and maintenance information is included.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-06) 2007 (PDF, 16.83 MB)
Description: discusses significant events and issues affecting SWP management and operations from January 1 through December 31, 2005. Appendix B contains data and the computations used to determine the SWP contractors' Statements of Charges for 2007.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-07) 2008 (PDF, 16.75 MB)
Description: discusses significant events and issues affecting SWP management and operations from January 1 through December 31, 2006. Appendix B contains data and the computations used to determine the SWP contractors' Statements of Charges for 2008.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-08) 2009 (PDF, 24.98 MB)
Description: discusses significant events and issues affecting SWP management and operations from January 1 through December 31, 2007. Appendix B contains data and the computations used to determine the SWP contractors' Statements of Charges for 2009.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-09) 2010 (PDF, 29.87 MB)
Description: discusses significant events and issues affecting SWP management and operations from January 1 through December 31, 2008. Appendix B contains data and the computations used to determine the SWP contractors' Statements of Charges for 2010.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-10) 2011 (PDF, 25.08 MB)
Description: discusses significant events and issues affecting SWP management and operations from January 1 through December 31, 2009. Appendix B contains data and the computations used to determine the SWP contractors' Statements of Charges for 2011.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-95) 1995
Description: A series of annual reports that describe the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Each annual report updates information regarding project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events that affect the management of the State Water Project. http://www.water.ca.gov/swpao/docs/bulletin/95/chapters_frameset95.html
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 Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-96) 1996
Description: A series of annual reports that describe the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Each annual report updates information regarding project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events that affect the management of the State Water Project. http://www.water.ca.gov/swpao/docs/bulletin/96/b96home.html
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 Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-97) 12/01/1998 (PDF, 3.02 MB)
Description: A series of annual reports that describe the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Each annual report updates information regarding project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events that affect the management of the State Water Project.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-98) 11/01/1999
Description: A series of annual reports that describe the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Each annual report updates information regarding project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events that affect the management of the State Water Project.
Toggle Image Management of the California State Water Project (Bulletin 132-99) 03/01/2001
Description: A series of annual reports that describe the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Each annual report updates information regarding project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events that affect the management of the State Water Project.
Toggle Image Managing Water Quality in the State Water Project 11/01/2003 (PDF, 362 KB)
Description: Presentation on State Water Project water quality monitoring. Presentation also includes information on algal management in the South Bay Aqueduct. This presentation was given at the California Lake Management Society in November 2003. Division of Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Services Branch
Toggle Image Managing an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California's Water 10/01/2008 (PDF, 2.04 MB)
Description: DWR presents this report as part of the process of updating the California Water Plan, and as part of the California Resources Agency's draft statewide Climate Adaptation Plan. Overall, this report urges a new approach to managing California's water and other natural resources in the face of a changing climate.
Toggle Image Mechanical Engineering 06/17/2014
Description: Mechanical Engineering Career Opportunities
Toggle Image Meeting the Challenge of Improving Flood Management in the Central Valley 10/15/2009
Description: Created for the Central Valley Flood Management Planning Program to display at public forums and meetings, these posters describe the activities DWR and its partners are undertaking to address the challenges of improving flood management in the Central Valley, such as developing the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan for 2012.
"Meeting the Challenge" of Improving Flood Management in the Central Valley
Flood-Related Risks in the Central Valley (PDF, 270 KB)
Flood Management Implementation Activities (PDF, 209 KB)
Building on Existing Information and Developing New Data (PDF, 1.75 MB)
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (PDF, 209 KB)
Toggle Image Merced River Gravel Augmentation Project Monitoring Report 12/01/2004 (PDF, 7.84 MB)
Description: The Merced Hatchery Project is on the Merced River near Snelling, just below the Crocker-Huffman dam. Originally constructed in 1991, the project consisted of excavation and replacement of bed material in approximately 400 feet of channel to improve salmon spawning conditions. The project has since evolved into a gravel replenishment site, with about 200 feet of the channel being periodically filled with suitable spawning material.
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project - Ratzlaff Reach Engineering Report 03/01/2000
Description: This phase of the project is located on the Merced River between river miles 40.0 and 40.5, approximately 6 miles southwest of the town of Snelling. It was Phase II (Ratzlaff Reach) of the Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project (MRSHEP), but the first construction phase.
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Final Initial Study/Environmental Assessment 03/01/2001 (PDF, 9.33 MB)
Description: The Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement project involves habitat enhancement and restoration of approximately 4.5 miles of the Merced River centered about the Highway 59 crossing.
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Phase II - Ratzlaff Reach, Spring 2001 Geomorphic Monitoring Report 03/27/2002 (PDF, NA)
Description: This report summarizes the monitoring activities on the Ratzlaff Reach during the years 2000 and 2001. The project was originally constructed in 1999 and is subject to an ongoing monitoring program and periodic reporting.
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Phase III - Robinson Reach Engineering Report 06/01/2001
Description: This phase of the Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project (MRSHEP) is located on the Merced River between river miles 42 and 44, just upstream of the Highway 59 bridge. It consists of two of the five reaches of the MRSHEP, plus an adjacent 2000 foot reach upstream. The project was originally approved for funding under the Delta Pumping Plant Fish Protection (Four Pumps) Agreement, CALFED, and by the Department of Fish and Game (Proposition 70 Funds) in 1998.
Main Body (PDF, 9.93 MB)
Appendix A (PDF, 7.26 MB)
Appenidx B (PDF, 425 KB)
Appendix C (PDF, 4.13 MB)
Appendix D (PDF, 6.84 MB)
Appendix E (PDF, 1.66 MB)
Appendix F (PDF, 2.12 MB)
Appendix G (PDF, 1.82 MB)
Appendix H (PDF, 9.97 MB)
Appendix I (PDF, 644 KB)
Appendix J (PDF, 120 KB)
Appendix K (PDF, 3.99 MB)
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Phase III - Robinson Reach, Final Engineering and Construction Report 08/01/2002
Description: This phase of the Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project (MRSHEP) is located on the Merced River between river miles 42 and 44, just upstream of the Highway 59 bridge. It consists of two of the five reaches of the MRSHEP, plus an adjacent 2000 foot reach upstream. The project was originally approved for funding under the Delta Pumping Plant Fish Protection (Four Pumps) Agreement, CALFED, and by the Department of Fish and Game (Proposition 70 Funds) in 1998.
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Appendix C (PDF, NA)
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Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Robinson Reach (Phase III) 2004 Geomorphic Monitoring Report 02/01/2006 (PDF, NA)
Description: This phase of the Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project (MRSHEP) is located on the Merced River between river miles 42 and 44, just upstream of the Highway 59 bridge. It consists of two of the five reaches of the MRSHEP, plus an adjacent 2000 foot reach upstream. The project was originally approved for funding under the Delta Pumping Plant Fish Protection (Four Pumps) Agreement, CALFED, and by the Department of Fish and Game (Proposition 70 Funds) in 1998.
Toggle Image Mercury Contamination in Fish from Northern California Lakes and Reservoirs 07/01/2007 (PDF, 387 KB)
Description: Mercury Contamination in Fish from Northern California Lakes and Reservoirs
Toggle Image Middle School Water & Energy Curriculum 2004
Description: A curriculum analyzing water and energy use at home and at school.
Student Book (PDF, 1.03 MB)
Teacher Guide (PDF, 3.00 MB)
Toggle Image Miners Ravine Habitat Assessment 2002 (PDF, 3.06 MB)
Description: The objective of this habitat assessment is to determine the quality and quantity of habitat for anadromous fish species on Miners Ravine and to document natural and artificial structures in the creek that may be impediments for salmonid migration. The survey was initiated in response to CALFED goals for the Sacramento EMZ and the Hidden Valley Homeowners Association’s inquiry to the Fish Passage Improvement Program on the viability of improving fish passage at Cottonwood Dam.
Toggle Image Monitoring Graywater Use: Three Case Studies in California 01/17/1999 (PDF, 211 KB)
Description: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) with the City of Santa Barbara and East Bay Municipal Utilities District initiated the Graywater Study in the spring of 1996. Graywater is untreated waste water which has not come into contact with toilet waste. The purpose of the study was to collect data at single-family sites to determine the benefits, costs, and impacts of graywater. The project was modeled after the 1992 City of Los Angeles Office of Reclamation's Graywater Pilot Project. It was hoped that there would be ten sites throughout the State to participate in this two-year project. While initial interest was great, only three sites in the cities of Santa Barbara, Danville (Contra Costa County), and Castro Valley (Alameda County) were able to obtain local permits and meet the other requirements of the study.