Calif. DWR Improves Water Data Library

Nov. 1, 2005

The Calif. Department of Water Resources (DWR) has launched an improved version of its Water Data Library (WDL), which makes information retrievals easier and more powerful.

The WDL is a website which provides access to current and past hydrologic data throughout California. It is a valuable source of information that resource planners, water managers, scientists and engineers can use to develop water plans and manage water supplies. The public can use the site to find out about local and regional water supply conditions.

A source of groundwater level data and hydrographs for more than 35,000 wells, WDL also contains data for nearly 1,500 water quality monitoring sites and over 300 surface water flow and stage monitoring locations.

Users can get WDL data by clicking on a monitoring station map or by using text-based forms. Data are downloadable in a number of formats including HTML, MS Excel and plain text.

Source: California Department of Water Resources

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