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 5, 2019
2:30 PMSouth Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee MeetingThe agenda to this meeting will be posted at a later date.

September 18, 2019
1:30 PMNewport Bay Watershed Executive Committee MeetingThe agenda for this meeting will be posted at a later date.
October 3, 2019
2:30 PMSouth Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee MeetingThe agenda to this meeting will be posted at a later date.

Note: This is an alternate meeting date.
To confirm meeting date contact OC Watersheds at (714) 955-0600.
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Latest News

News ImageFebruary 5, 2019  2017-18 South OC Water Quality Improvement Plan Annual Report Submitted

South OC Municipalities Prepare and Submit their First WQIP Annual Report

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News ImageOctober 17, 2018  OC Stormwater Program Launches New H2OC WebsiteWe are excited to announce that the new H2OC Stormwater Program website is LIVE! Head over to http://www.h2oc.org/ and check out the new and improved design! Learn about your unique watershed, jump into Runoff 101, and find pollution prevention resources for residents and businesses.

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.