Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of July 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

68% *238,855 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: -1.4%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

14,868 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: +0.6%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

23,688 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -3.4%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 374,421,010,400 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.

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Anaheim Appoints Gloria Ma'ae to Orange County Water District Board of Directors

Gloria Ma’ae was recently appointed to the Orange County Water District (OCWD, the District) Board of Directors by the Anaheim City Council to represent Division 9, the city of Anaheim. Director Ma’ae 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.