Orange County Water District

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OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of August 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

81% full *283,452 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: +17.3%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

37,479 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: +2.5%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

54,028 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -8.2%

Illustration of groundwater pumping

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 328,580,734,400 gallons produced


Taking Pride in the Past, Preparing for the Future

Since its beginning in 1933, OCWD 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.

GWAT attendees

See What We've Been Up To and Learn How You Can Take Part

Community engagement is important to the District. OCWD publishes frequent updates on its activities, hosts virtual tours and events, and and offers presentations to civic and community groups, technical associations and educational institutions.