Meeting Date:           January 30, 2003                                Budgeted: N/A

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Staff Contact:             Greg James                                        Cost Estimate: N/A


General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance: N/A



December 2002


Total System for Month:  Total Cal-Am system production for December was 939 acre-feet (AF), five percent less than the anticipated goal of 984 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 35-A).  The 939 AF of production in December represents a four percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 983 AF.  It should be noted that beginning in July 2002,  the Monthly Cal-Am Production Report uses water year-to-date figures, in place of the Reporting Year ( July 1 through June 30).  The water year reporting period (October 1 through September 30) is consistent with the State Water Resources Control Board’s tracking of annual Cal-Am production, as well as District reporting of rainfall and streamflow figures.


Total System, Water Year to Date:  Total system production for the 2003 Water Year (WY) through December 31, 2002 has been, 3,375 AF.  The anticipated production of 3,476 AF for this same period is based on an annual production goal of 15,285 AF from the Cal-Am system. Monthly production goals are calculated by multiplying total annual production (15,285 AF) times the average fraction of annual production for each month (based on production data from 1988 to 1997).


Ground Water Production:  During December, 23 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.  This production was 26 percent less than the anticipated production of 31 AF.  Lower Carmel Valley well production was 662 AF, ten percent more than the anticipated production of 603 AF.  Cal-Am production from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin was 254 AF, 27 percent less than the 350 AF of production that was anticipated.


Surface Water Production:  In December, no water was diverted through the Carmel Valley Filter Plant (CVFP) from San Clemente Reservoir, equivalent to the zero AF of production that was anticipated.  The total diversion through the CVFP for WY 2003 has been one AF, or zero percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during December was 234 cfs, as measured at the Sleepy Hollow Weir.


The anticipated river flow, storage values and production goals were developed jointly by the District, Cal-Am, and the California Department of Fish and Game.  Cal-Am and District staff are monitoring reservoir storage, inflow and water quality, and will make additional changes as conditions warrant.  Please refer to Exhibit 35-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in December 2002.