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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June 28, 2017
6:00 PMSanta Ana River Parkway & Open Space Plan Workshop

The Santa Ana River Parkway & Open Space Plan is being developed by the State Coastal Conservancy’s Santa Ana River Conservancy Program.

The Plan will help jurisdictions along the river corridor work together to realize the vision of a regionally celebrated resource that provides varied opportunities for residents and visitors to experience the river corridor along its entire length, while providing necessary flood protection, drinking water supply, habitat continuity, and recreation, education, and health benefits.

Please join us to learn more about the Plan and to share your priorities and ideas!

Visit the project website for more information.

Can't attend this workshop?

An additional workshop will be held at the City of Redlands' Contemporary Art Center on June 27.

Or, share your priorities and ideas with the Conservancy by participating in an online activity by clicking here!

August 3, 2017
2:30 PMSouth Orange County WMA Executive Committee MeetingMeeting discusses regional water resource issues in southern Orange County. It seeks to integrate and maximize the public benefit in five inter-related focus areas: water quality, water supply, water conservation, flood protection, and habitat.
September 20, 2017
1:30 PMNewport Bay Watershed Executive Committee MeetingThis meeting is to discuss water resource issues in Central Orange County.
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Latest News

News ImageApril 11, 2017  Proposed South Orange County Water Quality Improvement Plan Submitted

Proposed Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) for South Orange County to undergo 30 day review and comment period.

News ImageMarch 2, 2017  Transitional Monitoring and Assessment Report for South Orange County
On January 31st, 2017, the Orange County Stormwater Program, on behalf of the municipal stormwater permittees of south Orange County, submitted a transitional monitoring and assessment report covering the period of October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. See the following link for access to the report: