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DWR Publications & Video

Every year, DWR issues technical bulletins, reports, and other publications and media documenting the measurement, protection, use, and management of California's water resources. The DWR Publications Repository is a partial and growing list of the publications and other media produced and distributed by the Department.

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DWR Magazine

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Education services and materials are provided to schools throughout California by the Public Affairs Office.

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With more than 20 lakes and reservoirs open to recreation, DWR created a Water Safety Program to raise awareness of how you and your family can stay water safe.

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Albert is the "know-it-all" bass who is little but big on advice about keeping water safe. His pal Einstein is a sweet but clumsy heron who has a lot to learn about safety rules and sometimes fails to heed them. DWR's two water safety mascots were created to educate kids of all ages about how to stay water safe at State Water Project facilities.

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State Water Project

The California State Water Project, the largest state-built and operated multipurpose water and power system in the United States, includes 34 storage facilities, 20 pumping plants, four pumping-generating plants, five hydroelectric powerplants, and approximately 701 miles of canals, tunnels, and pipelines including the 444-mile California Aqueduct.

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Reference Resources

Founded in 1958 by the legislature as part of the California Water Resources Center, the Water Resources Collections and Archives (WRCA) contains historical and contemporary water-related materials of great value to water agencies, governmental bodies, environmental groups, engineering firms, attorneys, historians and researchers including faculty and graduate students.

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Financial Statements

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Photo Library

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