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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March 21, 2018
1:30 PMSouth OC Watershed Management Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan 2018 UpdateThe South OC WMA IRWM Group invite you to the 2018 IRWM Plan Update Workshop.
Laguna Niguel City Hall – Community Room 30111 Crown Valley Parkway Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
May 3, 2018
2:30 PMSouth Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive CommitteeThe agenda to this meeting will posted at a later date.
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Latest News

March 16, 2018  Update on the South IRWM Plan: The South OC Watershed Management Area IRWM Group invites you to the 2018 IRWM Plan Update Workshop on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. For information click here.

Projects can be submitted via the South IRWM website/DMS. ( View PDF )

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.

News ImageMarch 8, 2018  South OC Watershed Management Area 2017 Transitional Monitoring & Assessment Report Submitted

Click here to review the 2016-17 TMAR for the South OC Watershed Management Area.