OC Watershed

OC Watersheds is a division in the Orange County Public Works department that coordinates watershed planning efforts, collects water quality, hydrologic, and meteorological data, develops large-scale water quality projects, reduces pollutants in local waterbodies, and ensures countywide compliance with state and federal water quality regulations. For additional information on the drought, including turf removal rebate program, visit overwateringisout.org.

Mission Statement

To develop regional management strategies to preserve, protect, and enhance coastal resources and surface waters throughout Orange County. A watershed approach considers the entire geographic area that a watercourse drains to address a broad range of issues.

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Events

September 24, 2018
6:00 AMStormwater Awareness Week 2018 - September 24-28Stormwater Awareness Week is a collaboration effort of the stormwater community that exists to provide an opportunity for earning professional development credits free of charge. See the following link for more information on workshops being hosted in your area which you can attend:
http://stormwaterawareness.org/

November 1, 2018
2:30 PMSouth Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive CommitteeThe agenda to this meeting will be posted at a later date.
December 19, 2018
1:30 PMNewport Bay Watershed Executive Committee MeetingThe agenda to this meeting will be posted at a later date.
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Latest News

News ImageSeptember 19, 2018  Celebrate Stormwater Awareness Week Sep. 24-28

Stormwater Awareness Week is a collaboration effort of the stormwater community that exists to provide an opportunity for earning professional development credits free of charge. See the following link for more information on workshops you can attend:

http://stormwaterawareness.org/

News ImageJuly 16, 2018  Water Quality Improvement Plan for South Orange County Accepted

Acceptance of the plan by the San Diego Regional Water Board is a significant milestone for South Orange County communities.

News ImageMarch 8, 2018  Get the Facts on the South OC Watershed Management Area

Did you know that the South OC Watershed Management Area provides collaborative water resource management services in the watersheds of South Orange County, which encompass a large portion of the 496 square mile San Juan Hydrologic Unit? Check out the South OC WMA fact sheet for more information.