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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September 15, 2018
9:00 AM22nd Annual Inner Coastal and Watershed Clean-up DayThe County of Orange and Surfrider Foundation (Newport Beach Chapter) will be hosting a Clean-up Day Event at the Lower Santa Ana River to remove trash before it reaches the beach and ocean.

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

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.

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.