Meeting Date:†††††††††† March 17, 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


February 2003


Total System for Month:Total Cal-Am system production for February was 868 acre-feet (AF), 20 percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,089 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 22-A).The 868 AF of production in February represents a 30 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,238 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 Boardís 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 Water Year (WY) 2003,through February 28, 2003, has been 5,153 AF.The anticipated production of 5,523 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 February, 85 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 204 percent more than the anticipated production of 28 AF.Lower Carmel Valley well production was 737 AF, six percent less than the anticipated production of 783 AF.In February, no ground water was produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, equivalent to what was anticipated.In addition, Carmel River flows during February were not sufficient to enable injection at the Districtís test well facilities in Seaside.


Surface Water Production:In February, 46 AF were diverted through the Carmel Valley Filter Plant (CVFP) from San Clemente Reservoir, which was 83 percent less than the 278 AF of production that was anticipated.The total diversion through the CVFP for WY 2003 has been 91 AF, or two percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during February was 73 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 22-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in February 2003.