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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.

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
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. is a useful web site to search library collections in your community and thousands more around the world. (Link will open in a new browser window.)

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Toggle Image NBA AIP NOP (Department of Water Resources, North Bay Aqueduct, Alternative Intake Project, Notice of Preparation) 11/01/2009 (PDF, NA)
Toggle Image Napa River Trial Distribution Program 1998 Frost Season 02/01/1999 (PDF, 67 KB)
Description: This report describes the watermaster service provided by the Department of Water Resources under the Agreement for Trial Distribution on the Napa River during the 1998 frost season.
Toggle Image North Bay Aqueduct 12/01/1996
Description: The brochure discusses the two-phased construction of the North Bay Aqueduct, along with a description of the delivery system which includes 27 miles of underground pipelines and two pumping plants. The aqueduct serves water users in Napa and Solano counties.
This publication is not available electronically. To inquire further, please contact:
Publications Clerk at (916) 653-1097 or
Toggle Image Northern Pike Containment System at the Outlet of Lake Davis on Big Grizzly Creek - Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study 2006
Description: The objective of the project is to construct a containment system that will prevent fish, of any life stage, from passing through the Lake Davis outlet and moving downstream into Big Grizzly Creek, and into the Feather and Sacramento River system.
Toggle Image Northern Pike Containment System at the Outlet of Lake Davis on Big Grizzly Creek - Mitigation and Monitoring Plan and Report 2007
Description: The Mitigation and Monitoring Plan and Report describe compliance with monitoring, reporting, and mitigation requirements for the project.
Toggle Image Numbering Water Wells in California (Water Facts 7) 06/01/2007 (PDF, 35 KB)
Description: Water Facts are short reports on water resources issues of general interest. This Water Facts discusses the well numbering system, how wells get numbers and why well numbering necessary