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

June 9, 2020
9:00 AMProposition 1 Storm Water Grant Application Process: OC SWRP WebinarWebinar for Interested Parties & Potential Applicants

Audience: Any public agencies, non-profits, or Tribes considering applying or already planning to apply for Proposition 1 Storm Water Grant funding

Purpose: Discuss how to include projects in the OC SWRP, including project form and scoresheet submittals to the County for inclusion on the prioritized list*. Provide an overview of the OC SWRP for applicants.

Where: Workshop will be held via webinar. Call-in information can be found on the Eventbrite site below.

RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, June 5th via https://ocswrp.eventbrite.com

July 16, 2020
2:00 PMNPDES Technical Advisory Committee

Agenda will be posted at a later date.

Meeting location is below:

Quail Hill Community Center
39 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA 92603

October 15, 2020
2:00 PMNPDES Technical Advisory CommitteeAgenda will be posted at a later date.

Meeting location is below:

Quail Hill Community Center
39 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA 92603

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Latest News

News ImageMay 4, 2020  OC Stormwater Program - Land Development Survey

The Orange County Stormwater Program wants to hear feedback from the land development community on the Model Water Quality Management Plan, Technical Guidance Document, and other resources used to prepare Water Quality Management Plans for land development projects in Orange County. Please click the link below for a fact sheet with more information and a link to the survey.

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News ImageMarch 11, 2020  Final Comprehensive Human Waste Source Reduction Strategy Work Plan Now Available!

A finalized version of the Comprehensive Human Waste Source Reduction Strategy (CHWSRS) Work Plan for the South Orange County Watershed Management Area is now available.

View and Download the Work Plan Here

News ImageFebruary 3, 2020  2018-19 South OC Water Quality Improvement Plan Annual Report Submitted

South OC Municipalities Prepare and Submit 2018-19 WQIP Annual Report