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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News ImageOctober 5, 2016  South OC Water Quality Improvement Plan - Draft Goals, Strategies and Schedules Chapter Posted for Public Review
The draft documents (main report and appendices) are available for review and comment on the San Diego Regional Water Board's website (see link below).

News ImageMay 3, 2016  OC Public Works Wins Data Innovation Challenge
On April 22nd, 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced a team comprised of staff from OC Public Works/OC Watersheds and representatives of CloudCompli as the winners of the inaugural Data Innovation Challenge. ( SWRCB Data Innovation Challenge Press Release )