Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of May 2022)
OCWD is one of the few groundwater management agencies able to track the groundwater basin’s “water budget” on a monthly basis. This information allows the District to make more informed management decisions about future water supplies and pumping.

Groundwater storage level

72% *253,475 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: -2.1%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

233,176 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: +7.2%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

231,699 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -3.9%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 370,646,296,000 gallons produced

Early OCWD directors

Taking Pride in the Past, Preparing for the Future

Since its beginning in 1933, the Orange County Water District has grown far more extensively and rapidly than its founders could possibly have anticipated. Throughout the decades, the District has developed and introduced new technologies to manage water supplies, and is now a world leader in groundwater recharge.

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OCWD Commends Grand Jury Recommendation for One Wholesale Water Agency to Lead County with One Voice

The Orange County Water District supports the findings of an Orange County Grand Jury report released June 22, 2022 calling for one agency to lead and represent all aspects of wholesale water operations in the county.