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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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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 1986 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 1988 (PDF, 11.13 MB)
Description: This report presents and evaluates data from 1980 through 1986 with special emphasis on 1985 and 1986. Data were evaluated for patterns that may be indicative of future trends and correlations between various chemical constituents. A shallow groundwater map and trend analyses for each tile drain station is included.
Toggle Image 1998 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 07/01/2002 (PDF, 683 KB)
Description: The District Report brings together acreage data for present and potential drainage problem areas for the years 1991 through 1998. A shallow groundwater map is drawn from measurements of over 1,000 wells. In addition, sump drainage data with respect to flows and mineral analyses for 1998 are presented.
Toggle Image 1999 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 06/01/2003 (PDF, 3.66 MB)
Description: In comparison to the 1998 Drainage Monitoring Report, this report includes trend analyses and figures for Total Dissolved Solids, Boron, and Selenium. The figures illustrate an increase or decrease over time of a constituent within its respective area of study.
Toggle Image 2000 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 09/01/2003 (PDF, 2.49 MB)
Description: In comparison to the 1999 Drainage Monitoring Report, this report includes trend analyses and figures for the cations sodium, calcium, and magnesium.
Toggle Image 2001 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 2004 (PDF, 5.39 MB)
Description: This report includes aerial distribution maps of shallow groundwater and electrical conductivity in shallow groundwater and additional analyses for chloride, sulfate, and total alkalinity. Further analysis is presented with a percent reactance value, sum of total dissolved solids, and the adjusted sodium adsorption ratio.
Toggle Image 2001 Electrical Conductivity in Shallow Groundwater Map 2004 (PDF, 2.13 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2001 electrical conductivity within 20 feet, at enterval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2001 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 06/23/1905 (PDF, 2.20 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2001 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2002 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 05/01/2007 (PDF, 3.90 MB)
Description: In comparison to the 2001 Drainage Monitoring Report, this report includes arsenic data and dissemination within the mineral analyses.
Toggle Image 2002 Shallow Groundwater Map with closeup plates, San Joaquin Valley 2004 (PDF, 2.94 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2002 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley. The two closeup plates emphasize Grasslands & Westlands (Plate 1A) and Tulare & Kern (Plate 1B) areas.
Toggle Image 2003 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 2007 (PDF, 1.41 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2003 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
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 2004 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 2007 (PDF, 1.40 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2004 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2005 Electrical Conductivity in Shallow Groundwater Map 2008 (PDF, 3.15 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2005 electrical conductivity within 20 feet, at enterval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2005 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 2008 (PDF, 1.42 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2005 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2006 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 2009 (PDF, 1.62 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2006 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2006-2010 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 2013 (PDF, 11.25 MB)
Description: The Region Report brings together acreage data for present and potential drainage problem areas for the years 2006 thru 2010. Shallow groundwater maps for 2006 thru 2010, as well as, the 2009 and 2010 Electrical Conductivity maps are drawn from over 1,200 well measurements and data. In addition, sump drainage data with respect to flows and mineral analyses for 2006 thru 2010 are presented. Further study on pesticides detected within the study area are included.
Toggle Image 2007 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 2010 (PDF, 1.62 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2007 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2008 Boundaries of Public Water Agencies, San Joaquin Valley 2008 (PDF, 7.78 MB)
Description: The Department of Water Resources provides a detailed map of public water agencies and their boundaries within the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2008 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 2010 (PDF, 1.61 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2008 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2009 Electrical Conductivity in Shallow Groundwater Map 05/05/2010 (PDF, 1.31 MB)
Description: Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2009 electrical conductivity within 20 feet, at enterval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
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 2011 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 03/01/2012 (PDF, 1.36 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2011 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2011-2012 Drainage Monitoring Report, San Joaquin Valley 2015 (PDF, 11.13 MB)
Description: The Region Report brings together acreage data for present and potential drainage problem areas for the years 2011 thru 2012. Shallow groundwater maps for 2011 thru 2012, as well as, the 2011 and 2012 Electrical Conductivity maps are drawn from over 1,300 well measurements and data. In addition, sump drainage data with respect to flows and mineral analyses for 2011 thru 2012 are presented. Further study on nitrates detected within the study area are included.
Toggle Image 2012 Electrical Conductivity in Shallow Groundwater 2015 (PDF, 2.68 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2012 electrical conductivity within 20 feet throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2012 Shallow Groundwater Map, San Joaquin Valley 2015 (PDF, 2.22 MB)
Description: Aerial distribution map displays 2012 shallow groundwater within 20 feet, at interval depths of 5 feet, throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2013 Boundaries of Public Water Agencies, San Joaquin Valley 2013 (PDF, 6.07 MB)
Description: The Department of Water Resources provides a detailed map of public water agencies and their boundaries within the San Joaquin Valley.
Toggle Image 2013 Boundaries of Public Water Agencies, South Central Region 07/05/1905 (PDF, 4.37 MB)
Description: The Department of Water Resources provides a detailed map of public water agencies and their boundaries within the South Central Region.
Toggle Image DWR News People Spring/Summer 2009: Solving the San Joaquin Valley's Agricultural Drainage Problems 06/10/2009 (PDF, 4.33 MB)
Description: The DWR NEWS/People issue features DWR's San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program and its focus on achieving effective drainage water management through monitoring & evaluation, treatment of drainage water & its salts, Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management, real-time water quality monitoring, drainage reduction, and environmental services activities.
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 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 Predicting Water Use, Crop Growth & Quality of Bermuda Grass Under Saline Irrigation, Alonso & Kaffka, 10/01/2009 (PDF, NA)
Description: The objectives for this study are: 1) to quantify the relationships between Bermuda grass growth and quality, soil and irrigation water salinity, and N fertilization level; and 2) to create a simple model to predict grass growth and quality as a function of water use, N fertility and soil salinity.
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 Selenium Removal at Adams Avenue Agricultural Drainage Research Center 05/01/2004 (PDF, 5.44 MB)
Description: Summarizes the results of the various biological processes that were tested with the purpose of reducing or removing selenium from agricultural subsurface drainage water at the Adams Avenue Agricultural Drainage Research Center in Western, Fresno County, California. The report is the product of cooperative work among the California Department of Water Resources, The Engineering Research Institute of California State University Fresno, Westlands Water District, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Toggle Image Selenium Removal from Agricultural Drainage Water: Lab Scale Studies 2004 (PDF, 1.06 MB)
Description: The report covers experimental work done from July 2001 through June 2004 and is an evaluation of the selenium removal from agricultural drainage water and synthetic solutions contaminated with high amounts of selenium. The techniques for selenium removal include, 1) Adsorption using commercially available adsorbents, 2) Reduction using metallic particles and 3) Immobilization via precipitation of selenium form contaminated agricultural drainage water.
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 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.

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