Carle, David. Introduction to Water in California. University of California Press, 2004.
Fradkin, Philip. A River No More. University of California Press, 1996.
Glennon, Robert. Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to do About It. Island Press, 2009
Green, Dorothy. Managing Water: Avoiding Crisis in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
Hundley, Norris Jr. The Great Thirst: Californians and Water-A History, Revised Edition. University of California Press, 2001.
Hundley, Norris Jr. Water and the West. University of California Press, 1975.
Kahrl, William L. Water and Power: the Conflict over Los Angeles’ Water Supply in the Owens Valley. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.
Kelley, Robert. Battling the Inland Sea. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.
McClurg, Sue. Water & the Shaping of California. Sacramento: Paul Baker Printing, 2000.
Reisner, Marc and Sarah F. Bates. Overtapped Oasis: Reform or Revolution for Western Water. Covelo California: Island Press, 1989
Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. New York: Viking Penguin Inc., 1986.
Layperson’s Guide Series. In-depth guides providing background on California water resources. Sacramento: Water Education Foundation.
Western Water. An online publication of the Water Education Foundation, Sacramento.
Many more materials are available through the Water Education Foundation, (1401 21st Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811) a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to develop and disseminate education programs on water issues.