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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 California's Ground Water (Bulletin 118-75) 1975 (PDF, 30.79 MB)
Description: The Department published Bulletin 118, California's Ground Water to summarize available information from the Department of Water resources, United States Geological Survey and other agencies or individual groundwater basins to "…help those who must make ecisions affecting the protection, additional use, and management of the State's ground water resources". Bulletin 118-75 contained a summary of technical information for 248 of the 461 identified groundwater basins, subbasins and what were referred to as "areas of potential ground water storage" in California with maps showing their location and extent. The bulletin 118-75 basin boundary definition was based on geologic and hydrogeologic conditions, except where basins were defined by a court decision.
Toggle Image California's Groundwater (Bulletin 118 - Update 2003) 10/01/2003
Description: Bulletin 118 was first published in 1975. This update is the compilation of a four-year effort . It includes the written report and supplemental material consisting of individual hydrogeologic descriptions, maps, and GIS compatible data files of each delineated groundwater basin in California. The written report is also available in hard copy. The basin descriptions and maps are available only on the website.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: Bulletin planned but never completed (Bulletin 118-5) 1976
Description: Bulletin planned but never completed.
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 Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: Livermore and Sunol Valleys (Bulletin 118-2) 06/01/1974
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: Sacramento County (Bulletin 118-3) 1974 (PDF, 16.45 MB)
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: Sonoma County (Bulletin 118-4) 12/01/1975
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State. This report contains geologic and hydrologic data. (County of Sonoma).
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resource: South San Francisco Bay (Bulletin 118-1) 08/01/1967
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State.
Toggle Image Evaluation of Ground Water Resources: Sacramento Valley (Bulletin 118-6) 1978
Description: In addition to the statewide Bulletin 118 reports, there are fifteen other publications in the 118 series that evaluate groundwater basins in more specific areas of the State.
Toggle Image Ground Water Basins in California (Bulletin 118-80) 1980 (PDF, 11.40 MB)
Description: In 1978, Senate Bill 1505 added §12924 to the California Water Code that stated: "The Department shall, in conjunction with other public agencies, conduct an investigation of the State's groundwater basins. The Department shall identify the State's groundwater basins on the basis of geologic and hydrogeologic conditions and consideration of political boundary lines whenever practical. The Department shall also investigate existing general patterns of groundwater pumping and groundwater recharge within such basins to the extent necessary to identify basins which are subject to critical conditions of overdraft." This mandate was carried out under the assumption that the Legislature directed the DWR to consider political boundary lines that would be appropriate for groundwater management purposes.
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.

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