Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of October 2021)
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

64% *223,091 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: -13.2%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

64,162 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -1.9%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

93,070 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -14.1%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 356,710,320,000 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 Director Cathy Green Elected Vice President of ACWA

OCWD Director Cathy Green was elected Vice President of the Association of California Water Agencies, the nation’s largest statewide coalition of public water agencies. Voting took place among ACWA member agencies on December 1 during the 2021 ACWA Fall Conference and Exhibition. Director Green will take office in January 2022 and serve a two-year term.