Meeting Date:           February 27, 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


January 2003


Total System for Month:  Total Cal-Am system production for January was 911 acre-feet (AF), five percent less than the anticipated goal of 958 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 25-A).  The 911 AF of production in January represents a 12 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,036 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 January 31, 2003 has been, 4,285 AF.  The anticipated production of 4,434 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 January, 38 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.  This production was 27 percent more than the anticipated production of 30 AF.  Lower Carmel Valley well production was 823 AF, 39 percent more than the anticipated production of 594 AF.  Cal-Am production from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin was six AF, 96 percent less than the 150 AF of production that was anticipated.  It should be noted that in January, 29 AF were injected into the Seaside Basin as part of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District=s ground water injection testing program in the Seaside Basin.  Although this quantity is included in the 823 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.


Surface Water Production:  In January, 44 AF were diverted through the Carmel Valley Filter Plant (CVFP) from San Clemente Reservoir, which was 76 percent less than the 184 AF of production that was anticipated.  The total diversion through the CVFP for WY 2003 has been 45 AF, or one percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during January was 175 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 25-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in January 2003.