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
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 328,070,953,600 gallons produced

History

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.

Philip L. Anthony Water Quality Laboratory

Philip L. Anthony Water Quality Laboratory

The Philip L. Anthony Water Quality Laboratory (Lab) is world-class lab and performs more than 400,000 analyses of approximately 20,000 water samples each year.