Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of November 2020)
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

73% full *254,559 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: +8.6%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

85,232 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -19.1%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

130,672 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -3.2%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 339,817,811,400 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.

Nelida Mendoza

OCWD welcomes newly appointed director Nelida Mendoza

Nelida Mendoza was recently appointed to the OCWD Board of Directors by the Santa Ana City Council to represent Division 8, the city of Santa Ana. Mendoza is part of a 10-member board of directors at OCWD – seven elected from divisions that consist of cities throughout north and central Orange County, and three appointed to represent the cities of Anaheim, Fullerton and Santa Ana.