The California Water Atlas, a key resource on a crucial issue for this state, is now freely available online. Produced by the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in 1979, this work features not only a massive amount of data but also a variety of innovative and effective visual presentations.
High resolution images of each page, as well as various resolution PDFs of the entire atlas, are available online from the David Rumsey Map Collection website. An online flip-book and other electronic versions (e.g., Kindle) are also available from the Internet Archive.
The digitized version was produced by David Rumsey in cooperation with UC Berkeley’s Water Resources Center Archives. It may be used for noncommercial purposes under a Creative Commons license.
For more information, see Mr. Rumsey’s blog post, Landmark 1979 California Water Atlas Debuts Online.