ITEM:††††††††††††††††††††††† INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

29.†††††† MONTHLY CAL-AM PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:†††††††††† April 21, 2003†††††††††††††††††††††††† Budgeted: N/A

Program/Line Item No.: N/A

Staff Contact:†††††††††† Greg James††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cost Estimate: N/A

 

General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance: N/A

 

March 2003

 

Total System for Month:Total Cal-Am system production for March was 1,012 acre-feet (AF), 20 percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,262 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 29-A).The 1,012 AF of production in March represents a 29 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,434 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 the 2003 Water Year (WY) through March 31, 2003 has been, 6,165 AF.The anticipated production of 6,785 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 March, 93 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 210 percent more than the anticipated production of 30 AF.Lower Carmel Valley well production was 863 AF, seven percent less than the anticipated production of 925 AF.In March, no ground water was produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, equivalent to what was anticipated.It should be noted that in March, 26 AF were injected into the Seaside Basin as part of the Districtís ground water injection testing program in the Seaside Basin.Although this quantity is included in the 863 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In March, 56 AF were diverted through the Carmel Valley Filter Plant (CVFP) from San Clemente Reservoir, which was 82 percent less than the 307 AF of production that was anticipated.The total diversion through the CVFP for WY 2003 has been 147 AF, or two percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during March was 84 cubic feet per second (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, the California Department of Fish and Game and NOAAFisheries.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 29-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in March 2003.

 

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