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Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 653-6192
Fax:  (916) 653-4684

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Erin Mellon
Assistant Director
Work: (916) 653-5791

Media & Public Information Branch

Maggie Macias
Information Officer II
Work: (916) 653-8743
Cell: (916) 836-2016
Lauren Bisnett
Information Officer
Work: (916) 653-7564
Doug Carlson
Information Officer
Work: (916) 653-5114
Jennifer Iida
Information Officer
Work: (916) 653-3925
Cell: (916) 708-4962
Christina Jimenez
Information Officer
Work: (916) 653-0979
Elizabeth Scott
Information Officer
Work: (916) 653-9515
Cell: (916) 712-3904
SWP Publications

SWP Facilities on the West Branch

To order printed copies of the publications in this catalog, please use the Order Form.

Quail Lake Brochure




The smallest of SWP lakes, Quail Lake was created by a cataclysmic movement of the San Andreas fault. It was enlarged to move water across the infamous fault and now serves to regulate water storage for power generation at Warne Powerplant.


This brochure is also available in
electronic format
(808K .pdf).

Warne Powerplant Brochure



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 brochure is also available in
electronic format (1.45 MB .pdf)(11/10)

Pyramid Lake Brochure



This brochure describes Pyramid Lake, located along Interstate 5 in northern Los Angeles County.

The lake provides water storage, flood protection, and recreation for Southern California. Part of it can be seen from Vista del Lago Visitors Center, one of DWR’s three information centers.


This brochure is also available in
electronic format (2MB .pdf)

Castaic Lake Brochure



Located in Southern California, Castaic Lake is the terminal reservoir on the West Branch of the State Water Project. Castaic Lake and Castaic Lagoon, with their wide variety of water sports, are popular with Southern Californians.


This brochure is also available in
electronic format
(450K .pdf).