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, moderates harmful chemicals 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 16, 2016
1:30 PMNewport Bay Watershed Executive Committee MeetingThis meeting provides a framework for managing water resource issues in the Central Orange County Watershed Management Area.
April 28, 2016
9:00 AMOrange County Coastal Coalition Meeting9:00Am - 11The Orange County Coastal Coalition is an association of local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, private industry, and the public whose role is to advocate, educate, and coordinate activities along the Orange County coast.

(Agenda will be posted later)
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News ImageSeptember 3, 2015  South Orange County Watershed Management Area - Water Quality Improvement Plan Initial Public Workshop - Sept. 24th
Initial public workshop to kickoff the development of a Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) for the South Orange County Watershed Management Area (WMA).

See the following South OC WMA WQIP webpage or contact OC Watersheds for more information (714/955-0600).