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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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Department of Water Resources
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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 WELL COMPLETION REPORT REQUEST FORM 07/2015 07/03/2015 (PDF, 89 KB)
Description: California Water Code Section 13752 allows for the release of copies of well completion reports to governmental agencies and to the public. The department may charge a fee for the provision of a report to cover the cost of researching and preparing the well completion reports for distribution. Please contact the appropriate DWR regional office for more details.
Toggle Image WQSwklyReportOctober27_2010 10/29/2010
Description: SWP Water Quality Weekly Report for Constituents of Concern
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 Warne Powerplant (West Branch) 10/01/1996
Description: Warne Powerplant, located on the West Branch of the SWP’s California Aqueduct, was designed to recapture energy used to pump water over the Tehachapi Mountains. The publication discusses its power generation operations.
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 Wastewater in the Northern District- It's Treatment, Quality and Use Office Report 06/01/1967 (PDF, 3.47 MB)
Description: This report contains information on the water quality of 22 Northern District wastewater treatment systems, studied in 1967.
Toggle Image Water 360 IWM Summit 2013 09/12/2013
Description: This document highlights the key perspectives and recommendations that emerged during the Integrated Water Management Summit held in Sacramento on April 3, 2013. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) hosted the event in partnership with the Water Education Foundation and the California Water Commission, and would like to thank the 200+ attendees and guest speakers who participated in the Summit.
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 Water Agencies within the Shallow Groundwater Study Area, San Joaquin Valley 2013 (PDF, 4.57 MB)
Description: The Department of Water Resources provides a map of public water agencies within the boundaries of the shallow groundwater study area of the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image Water Balance Irrigation Scheduling Using CIMIS ETo (Drought Tip 92-20) 1993 (PDF, 389 KB)
Description: CIMIS is an integrated network of more than 80 computerized weather stations located at key agricultural and muicipal sites throughout California. It helps agricultral growers and managers of large turfgrass areas such as park and glof courses develop water budges for determining when to irrigate and how much water to apply.
Toggle Image Water Conditions in California (Bulletin 120) 03/01/2009
Description: Bulletin 120 is a publication issued four times a year, in the second week of February, March, April, and May by the California Department of Water Resources. It contains forecasts of the volume of seasonal runoff from the state's major watersheds, and summaries of precipitation, snowpack, reservoir storage, and runoff in various regions of the State.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News April 2003 04/01/2003 (PDF, 373 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 Water Conservation News Fall 2006-Winter 2007 12/01/2006 (PDF, 1.20 MB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is now published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News Fall 2008 09/01/2008 (PDF, 1.99 MB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is now published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News Fall-Winter 2004-05 12/01/2004 (PDF, 3.19 MB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is now published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News Fall-Winter 2005-06 12/01/2005 (PDF, 2.47 MB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is now published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News January 2003 2003 (PDF, 558 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 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 Water Conservation News July 2003 07/01/2003 (PDF, 609 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 Water Conservation News October 2002 10/01/2002 (PDF, 508 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 Water Conservation News October 2003 10/01/2003 (PDF, 362 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 Water Conservation News Spring - Summer 2004 05/01/2004 (PDF, 1.30 MB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. Beginning with this issue, this free newsletter is published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News Spring - Summer 2006 05/01/2006 (PDF, 984 KB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is now published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News Spring - Summer 2007 05/01/2007 (PDF, 1.10 MB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is now published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News Summer 2005 05/01/2005 (PDF, 5.29 MB)
Description: Water Conservation News provides information on water use efficiency developments. This free newsletter is now published semi-annually by the California Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Use Efficiency.
Toggle Image Water Conservation News Winter 2004 2004 (PDF, 316 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 Water Desalination Findings and Recommendations 10/01/2003 (PDF, 196 KB)
Description: In recent years, desalination has re-emerged as a viable water supply source in California. In the late 1980s, during a period of extended drought, several localities either considered or built desalination facilities along the California coast. But with the end of the drought, the high cost of desalinated water could not be justified for many of these localities and some closed their desalination facilities. By the late 1990s, however, desalination was receiving renewed interest as demands for water supply mounted and improvements in technology reduced the cost of desalination significantly. In September 2002, AB 2717 (Hertzberg) was signed into law, directing the DWR to convene a Task Force to “make recommendations related to potential opportunities for the use of seawater and brackish water....
Toggle Image Water Facts No. 23: Water Recycling 10/01/2004 (PDF, 134 KB)
Description: Water recycling is the treating and managing of municipal, industrial, or agricultural wastewater to produce water that can be productively reused.
Toggle Image Water Facts and Fun 02/17/2009
Description: Online catalog and order form (English)
Toggle Image Water Quality Assessment of Floodwater Inflows in the San Luis Canal 03/01/1995 (PDF, 11.30 MB)
Description: Rainfall runoff from the Diablo Range is occasionally admitted into the California Aqueduct mostly through drain inlets in the San Luis Canal (SLC). Floodwater inflows occur during heavy rainfall and can introduce salt, metals, and organic compounds into the aqueduct. This report summarizes existing data to assess the influence of floodwater inflows on SLC water quality. Division of Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Assessment Branch
Toggle Image Water Quality Assessment of the State Water Project, 1996-1997 09/01/1999 (PDF, 4.17 MB)
Description: Water quality in the State Water Project was affected by several events during 1996-97. This report discusses several trends with respect to important drinking water parameters such as salts, organic carbon, and nutrients. Division of Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Assessment Branch
Toggle Image Water Quality Assessment of the State Water Project, 1998-99 07/01/2000 (PDF, 1.87 MB)
Description: This report describes water quality in the State Water Project during 1998-99. The Executive Summary covers important drinking water parameters such as salinity and trihalomethane precursors. The rest of the report assesses all parameters including metals and pesticides. Division of Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Assessment Branch
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta 1970 - 1993 12/31/1996 (PDF, 11.71 MB)
Description: The upper estuary has been characterized as a dynamic system, changing as it responds to the intricate interactions of physical, chemical, and biological forces. This was reflected by the lack of a consistent long-term trend for most variables between 1970 and 1993. Among the physical variables that did demonstrate a trend, total exports, Secchi disk depth, and wind velocity increased over the period of record. The increase in Secchi disk depth was accompanied by a decrease in suspended and volatile solids. Among the biological variables that demonstrated a trend, chlorophyll a concentrations decreased in the southern and Suisun Bay regions, and diatoms decreased throughout the upper estuary.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta During 1995 08/31/1999 (PDF, 3.41 MB)
Description: Water year 1995 was a wet year, ending an eight-year period of predominantly dry and critically dry years. After a relatively dry fall, January and March precipitation was heavy and produced flooding in the Central Valley. By May 1, precipitation was 165% of average, and reservoir storage was 110% of average. Water quality for all Delta regions was within the historical range of values throughout the 1995 calendar year. Salinity and nutrient concentrations were lower than levels measured during the dry water years preceding the wet 1995 water year. Salinity intrusion was minor in the Suisun and San Pablo bays from October through December 1995, when Delta outflow decreased. Finally, dissolved oxygen concentrations were stable throughout the year at relatively high concentrations.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta During 1996 07/31/2001 (PDF, 5.88 MB)
Description: Water year 1996 was classified as a wet year with an average stream flow similar or somewhat above that in 1993. As in many recent years, snow pack water content was below average and precipitation was high early in the spring. Dilution associated with the high stream flow produced low nutrient and specific conductance, and high dissolved oxygen concentrations compared with drier years - especially the recent drought years 1987-1992. However, the pattern of highest nutrient concentration in the winter among seasons and in the south delta among regions persisted. Water quality conditions in 1996 were also characterized by comparatively higher Secchi disk depth than in the early 1970's. Further, even though 1996 was a wet year, the dissolved oxygen concentration in the Stockton Ship Channel was below the USEPA and RWQCB standards.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta During 1997-2000 05/01/2004 (PDF, 5.39 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo bays (the upper San Francisco Estuary) from 1997 to 2000. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641(D-1641) of December 1999, and its predecessor, Water Right Decision 1485 (D-1485) of August 1978. This report is submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of these decisions.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays During 2001-2002 10/01/2005 (PDF, 4.32 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Suisun and San Pablo bays (the upper San Francisco Estuary) from 2001 through 2002. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641(D-1641) of December 1999. This report is being submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of this decision.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays During 2003 10/01/2006 (PDF, 4.40 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo bays (the upper San Francisco Estuary) during calendar year 2003. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641 (D-1641) of December 1999. This report is being submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of this decision.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays During 2004 12/01/2006 (PDF, 3.80 MB)
Description: This report, entitled Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays during 2004, summarizes the findings of the EMP for calendar year 2004. Separate chapters are devoted to the water quality, benthic, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and special study components of the EMP. Within each chapter, the major patterns and trends demonstrated by the water quality and biological data within and between years are described in the text and displayed in summary plots and tables. This report is submitted to the SWRCB to fulfill the reporting requirements of D-1641.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays During 2005 12/01/2006 (PDF, 2.36 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo bays (the upper San Francisco Estuary) during calendar year 2005. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641 (D-1641) of December 1999 and this report is being submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of this decision.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays During 2006 2008 (PDF, 1.68 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo bays (the upper San Francisco Estuary) during calendar year 2006. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641 (D-1641) of December 1999 and this report is being submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of this decision.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays during 2007 2009 (PDF, 4.22 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo bays (the upper San Francisco Estuary) during calendar year 2007. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641 (D-1641) of December 1999 and this report is being submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of this decision. Chlorophyll a concentrations for 2007 showed typical seasonal patterns and were generally below 10 µg/L for most regions and concentrations ranged between 0.25 µg/L and 108.00 µg/L throughout the estuary. All organisms collected in 2007 fell into 11 categories. Centric diatoms, cyanobacteria, unidentified flagellates, green algae and pennate diatoms constituted 96.88% of the organisms collected.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays during 2008 04/01/2010 (PDF, 4.45 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo bays (the upper San Francisco Estuary) during calendar year 2008. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641 (D-1641) and this report is being submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of this decision.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays during 2009 12/01/2010 (PDF, 7.02 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and Suisun and San Pablo bays (the upper San Francisco estuary) during calendar year 2009. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641 (D-1641) and this report is being submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of this decision.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo Bays during 2010 12/31/2011 (PDF, 6.76 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring and special studies conducted by the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun and San Pablo bays (the estuary) during calendar year 2010. This monitoring is mandated by Water Right Decision 1641 (D-1641) and this report is being submitted to fulfill the reporting requirements of that decision. The results gathered from the sampling of these 15 parameters are described herein. Parameters such as water temperature, Secchi disk depth, dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration, specific conductance, dissolved inorganic nitrogen, orthophosphate, and volatile suspended solids were within their historical range. Measured parameters exhibited seasonal variation as well as changes in response to significant rainfall events and in flow rates.
Toggle Image Water Quality Conditions in the Sacramento_San Joaquin Delta During 1994 09/01/1997 (PDF, 16.07 MB)
Description: Differences can occur in water temperature between regions because of differences in the geomorphology of eac region and because of differing degrees of wind-induced mixing of the water column: tidal mixing; and seasonal inflows.Because solubility of oxygen decreases significantly with increasing water temperatures, summer dissolved oxygen levels in all regions were less than winter levels. Dissolved osygen levels ranged from 8.8-11.1 mg/L in the winter to 6.8-8.9 in the summer. Regions with high flows (northern Delta) and short water residence times and tidal mixing generally had higher summer dissolved oxygen levels than regions with low flows, longer water residence times and little mixing. In most regions, levels of ammonia, nitrate, and silica were higher in winter and spring than in summer and fall. This pattern results from runoff
Toggle Image Water Quality Field Manual 2006 (PDF, 1.96 MB)
Description: MWQI - QA/QC
Toggle Image Water Quality Guidelines for Trees and Vines (Drought Tip 92-19) 1992 (PDF, 395 KB)
Description: Technical pamphlet discussing water quality guidelines for trees and vines.
Toggle Image Water Quality Guidelines for Vegetable and Row Crops (Drought Tip 92-17) 1993 (PDF, 373 KB)
Description: Technical pamphlet regarding water quality guidelines for vegetable and row crops.
Toggle Image Water Quality Investigations Report No. 3 1952
Description: The Bulletin 118 series was preceded by "Water Quality Investigations Report No. 3, Ground Water Basins in California," published in 1952 by the Department of Public Works Division of Water Resources (the predecessor of DWR). The purpose of the report was to create a base index map of the "more important ground water basins" for carrying out the Department's mandate in Section 229 of the Water Code. Report No. 3 identified 223 alluvium-filled valleys, which were believed to be basins with usable groundwater in storage. A statewide numbering system was created in cooperation with the State Water Pollution Control Board (now known as the State Water Resources Control Board) based on the boundaries of the nine Regional Boards.
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 Water Quality Investigations of the Barker Slough Watershed, 1997-2001 05/01/2002 (PDF, 10.31 MB)
Description: MWQI- Report
Toggle Image Water Quality in the State Water Project, 2000 and 2001 04/01/2004 (PDF, 2.00 MB)
Description: This report describes water quality in the State Water Project during 2000 and 2001. Division of Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Assessment Branch
Toggle Image Water Quality in the State Water Project, 2002 and 2003 07/01/2007 (PDF, 4.70 MB)
Description: This report describes water quality in the State Water Project (SWP) during 2002 and 2003. SWP facilities include the Oroville complex, California Aqueduct, South Bay Aqueduct, North Bay Aqueduct, and four southern California reservoirs. The report contains a trend analysis report on drinking water parameters-of-concern such as salinity, organic carbon, and bromide. Div. of Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Services Branch
Toggle Image Water Quality in the State Water Project, 2004 and 2005 04/01/2009 (PDF, 6.50 MB)
Description: Water quality in south Delta exports (California and South Bay aqueducts) was relatively good during 2004 and 2005. Salinity was low to moderate for most months of each year. Seawater intrusion — with the resulting elevation in salinity and bromide — was evident during the last half of both years. With the exception of two months, dissolved organic carbon in both aqueducts was 4.8 mg/L or less. North Bay Aqueduct exports exhibited relatively high levels of organic carbon and turbidity. Water quality in the Oroville-Thermalito complex and upper Feather River reservoirs was excellent, as usual, with non-detectable to low levels of minerals, nutrients, and most minor elements.
Toggle Image Water Recycling 2030 2003 (PDF, 27.27 MB)
Description: Recommendations of California's Recycled Water Task Force
Toggle Image Water Resources of California (Bulletin 1) 1951 (PDF, 81.55 MB)
Description: Presents the results of studies regarding the use of the State's water supply, and provides an inventory of the the State's water resources.
Toggle Image Water Safety 05/01/2002 (PDF, 645 KB)
Description: Through this brochure, learn how to be safe while enjoying the SWP’s lakes and reservoirs, as well as along the California Aqueduct. The brochure points out hazards along the aqueduct and explains the "drownproofing" method.
Toggle Image Water Safety (Spanish) 05/01/2002 (PDF, 651 KB)
Description: Through this brochure, learn how to be safe while enjoying the SWP’s lakes and reservoirs, as well as along the California Aqueduct. The brochure points out hazards along the aqueduct and explains the "drownproofing" method.
Toggle Image Water Safety Materials Catalog 07/16/2002 (PDF, 2.01 MB)
Description: The SWP was built with recreation as a project purpose and offers 37 recreational sites, including 18 fishing access sites, most along the California Aqueduct. To help you learn more about water safety while visiting SWP lakes and reservoirs and the California Aqueduct, DWR’s Office of Water Education (OWE) offers several publications for children and adults. This publication provides a listing of the most recent publishing date for each publication, along with a brief summary of the contents.
Toggle Image Water Temperature Effects on Chinook Salmon-Emphasis on the Sacramento River, A Literature Review 1988 (PDF, 1.71 MB)
Description: This report reviews published literature on temperature requirements of chinook salmon. Emphasis is placed on the requirements of fish in the Sacramento River. Recommendations are included to gather the data necessary for a complete understanding of the temperature requirements for all life stages of each of the four runs occuring in the River.
Toggle Image Water Use Efficiency Ideas for Golf Courses, Parks and Commercial Landscapes 2004 (PDF, 122 KB)
Description: This brochure provides general suggestions, ways to maximize water use, avoiding waste and more.
Toggle Image Water Well Standards (Bulletin 74-81) 12/01/1981 (PDF, 21.70 MB)
Description: Changes in the field of well construction (methods, equipment and materials), together with the experiences of applying the 1968 standards, warrant revising and updating them. As a result, this new edition is being issued. Counties and cities that have not yet done so are urged to consider enacting well construction standards to protect the quality of ground water supplies for the benefit of their citizens.
Toggle Image Water Well Standards (Bulletin 74-90) 06/01/1991 (PDF, 21.32 MB)
Description: This bulletin is a supplemtn to DWR Bulletin 74-81, "Water Well Standards: State of California, December 1981". Standards in Bulletin 74-81 and this bulletin are minim requirements for construction, alteration, maintenance, and destruction of water wells, monitoring wells, and cathodic protection wells in California.
Toggle Image Water Wells....and What You Should Know About Them 10/01/1977 (PDF, 4.86 MB)
Description: To preserve the integrity of the ground wate resource so that it can be used by future generations, and to protect and assist the users of the resource, State and local governments have enacted a number of requirements regarding well construction.
Toggle Image Water-Energy Grant Program website 04/18/2014
Description: The Water-Energy Grant Program provides funds to implement water efficiency programs or projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce water and energy use. www.water.ca.gov/waterenergygrant/
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 Well Completion Report (DWR 188) 2006 (PDF, 186 KB)
Description: This form is mandated by State law. Refer to "How to Fill Out a Well Completion Report" for further information.
Toggle Image Well Completion Report Release Agreement-Agency Study 05/18/2011 (PDF, 23 KB)
Description: (Government Agencies and their Authorized Agents) Under California Water Code 13752, the agencies may request permission from the Department to inspect or copy Well Completion Reports filed pursuant to Section 13751 to make a study. In accordance with Section 13752, information obtained from these reports shall be kept confidential and shall not be disseminated, published, or made available for inpection by the public
Toggle Image Well Completion Report Release Agreement-Agency Study Form 02/25/2015 (PDF, 8 KB)
Description: If you are acting as an authorized agent for a governmental agency and are conducting a study you must complete the Well Completion Report Request Release Agreement-Agency Study Form.
Toggle Image Well Completion Report Release Request 04/26/2006 (PDF, 14 KB)
Description: Confidentiality agreement for regulatory-related environmental cleanup study. Well Completion Reports associated with wells located within two miles of an area affected or potentially affected by a known unauthorized release of a contaminant will be made available upon request to any person performing an environmental cleanup study associated with the unauthorized release, if the study is conducted pursuant to a regulatory agency order (Water Code 13752).
Toggle Image Well Completion Report Release Request and Confidentiality Agreement Regulatory-Related Environmental Cleanup Study 05/18/2011 (PDF, 23 KB)
Description: Well Completion Reports associated with wells located within two miles of an area affected or potentially affected by a known unauthorized release of a contaminant will be made available upon request to any person performing an environmental cleanup study associated with the unauthorized release, if the study is conducted pursuant to a regulatory agency order (Water Code Section 13752).
Toggle Image Well Completion Report Request-Owner 05/18/2011 (PDF, 23 KB)
Description: California Water Code Section 13752 allows the release of copies of confidential Well Completion Reports to any person who obtains written authorization from the owner of the well. Well owners may use this form to authorize the release of a Well Completion Report by the Department of Water Resources.
Toggle Image Well Data (DWR 429) 07/01/2010 (PDF, 249 KB)
Description: Well owners are encouraged to maintain records of their wells. The DWR 429 is a form where a well owner can record vital statistics about their well for their personal records.
Toggle Image Western Canal Ground Water Test Program 12/06/1991 (PDF, 4.23 MB)
Description: This program was initiated in the Fall of 1990 to evaluate the use of limited quantities of pumping ground water for waterfowl needs in lieu of using surface water. This report discusses the regional geolgoy, hydrogeology, and water quality of the ground water basin under the Western Canal service area. Data in this report covers the period of October 9, 1990 through May 22, 1991.
Toggle Image Winter 2012-13 DWR Magazine 06/05/2013 (PDF, 16.57 MB)
Description: Winter 2012-13 DWR Magazine
Toggle Image Winter 2013-2014 DWR Magazine 02/26/2014 (PDF, 19.98 MB)
Description: features the San Clemente Dam Removal Project, Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review, Governor’s Drought Proclamation, Caprini Fish Passage Improvement Project, and the New Weir No. 2.
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.
Toggle Image Winter 2015-16 DWR Magazine 02/26/2016 (PDF, 13.06 MB)
Description: Winter 2015-2016 DWR Magazine features Knights Landing Outfall Gates Project, San Clemente Dam Demolition, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Mudslide Clogs Aqueduct, Advanced Mitigation Project Provides Habitat for Giant Garter Snake and Red Hill Bay Marina Project at the Salton Sea.
Toggle Image Winter Spring 2017 DWR Magazine 05/15/2017 (PDF, 17.70 MB)
Description: The Winter/Spring 2017 DWR Magazine features Lake Oroville Spillway Incident, New Research Vessel Sentinel Arrives, How Do you Build a Flood Plain, DWR Installs Six California Irrigation Management Information System Stations and Mussels Spotted at State Water Project Facilities.