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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January 17, 2019
2:00 PMNPDES Technical Advisory Committee Meeting AgendaTo confirm meeting date, call (714) 955-0600.
March 7, 2019
2:30 PMSouth Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee MeetingThe agenda for this meeting will be posted at a later date.
March 20, 2019
1:30 PMNewport Bay Watershed Executive Committee MeetingThe agenda for this meeting will be posted at a later date.
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Latest News

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 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.