Department of Water Resources Home

DWR Publications

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.

http://www.worldcat.org/ (Link will open in a new browser window.)
(Sort Alphabetically or by Most Recent Publish Date)

Toggle Image 2003-2005 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 12/01/2010 (PDF, 5.47 MB)
Description: The Region Report brings together acreage data for present and potential drainage problem areas for the years 1991 thru 2005. Shallow groundwater maps for 2003 thru 2005, as well as, the 2005 Electrical Conductivity map are drawn from over 1,200 well measurements and data. In addition, sump drainage data with respect to flows and mineral analyses for 2003 thru 2005 are presented.
Toggle Image 2009 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 08/01/2010 (PDF, 4.82 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2009 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2010 Electrical Conductivity in Shallow Groundwater Map 08/01/2010 (PDF, 1.34 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2010 electrical conductivity within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2010 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 08/01/2010 (PDF, 4.98 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2010 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2011 Electrical Conductivity in Shallow Groundwater Map 03/01/2012 (PDF, 1.38 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2011 electrical conductivity within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image ABCs of Desalting 12/28/2005 (PDF, 1.11 MB)
Description: Desalting, as discussed in this booklet, refers to a water treatment process that removes salts from water. It is also called desalination or desalinization, but it means the same thing. Desalting can be done in a number of ways, but the result is always the same: fresh water is produced from brackish or seawater. Desalting technologies can be used for a number of applications, but the purpose of this booklet is to discuss the use of desalting to produce potable water from saline water for domestic or municipal purposes.
Toggle Image California Desalination Planning Handbook 02/01/2008 (PDF, 1.70 MB)
Description: Desalination is receiving increased attention as a means for addressing the water supply challenges of California. Growing population, much of which is located in semi-arid regions of the state, and various other water demands pose increased pressure on existing water supplies. Much of California’s water supply depends on snow accumulation in the winter, providing spring runoff that fills reservoirs and replenishes often depleted groundwater supplies. But in periods of drought, water supply shortages can be encountered throughout the state, particularly in the central valley and southern portion of the state.
Toggle Image Desalination Demonstration Report for Buena Vista Water Storage District 2003 (PDF, 7.30 MB)
Description: This report summarizes the results of a reverse osmosis pilot plant constructed to investigate the performance and fouling behavior of low-pressure membranes in treating subsurface agricultural drainage water within the Buena Vista Water Storage District northwest of Bakersfield, California.
Toggle Image Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management: A Landowners Manual 2004 (PDF, 5.30 MB)
Description: This manual serves as a guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management systems and is the first part of an educational and outreach program to educate landowners on the advantages, disadvantages, costs, and environmental regulations involved within an IFDM.
Toggle Image Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management: A Technical Advisors Manual 2005 (PDF, 8.62 MB)
Description: This manual is the second component of the program, and is designed to provide technical consultants and support personnel with the tools they need to assist farmers with developing and implementing an effective IFDM program.
Toggle Image Ion-Exchange System at Los Banos Demonstration Facility, Technical Information Record 2000 (PDF, 10.33 MB)
Description: The report presents the results of operations conducted by DWR at its demonstration facility in Los Banos, California, between 1984 and 1986. The Facility was the principal feature of DWR's Reverse Osmosis Demonstration Project, which was designed to test the feasibility of disposing of agricultural drainage water by reclamation and reuse in California's San Joaquin Valley.
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 Salt Separation & Purification Concepts in IFDM Systems 2003 (PDF, 1.16 MB)
Description: UC Davis study on salt separation and utilization
Toggle Image Salt Separation & Purification Concepts in IFDM Systems: Poster 2003 (PDF, 224 KB)
Description: UC Davis display on salt separation and utilization report.
Toggle Image Use of Sodium Sulfate Separated from Agricultural Drainage Water in Glass Making: Final Report 2006 (PDF, 4.26 MB)
Description: Prepared for DWR by UC Davis, Departments of Geology & Biological and Agricultural Engineering
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-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 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 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....

Browse Titles

A  | B  | C  | D  | E  | F  | G  | H  | I  | J  | K  | L  | M  | N  | O  | P  | Q  | R  | S  | T  | U  | V  | W  | X  | Y  | Z  | 0-9