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

 


31.†††††† MONTHLY WATER SUPPLY STATUS REPORT

 

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

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Staff Contact: ††††††††††† Darby Fuerst††††††††††††† Cost Estimate: N/A

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General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance: N/A

 

Exhibit 31-A shows the water supply status for the Monterey Peninsula Water Resources System (MPWRS) as of April 1, 2003.This system includes the surface water resources in the Carmel River Basin, the ground water resources in the Carmel Valley Alluvial Aquifer, and Seaside Coastal Ground Water Subareas. Exhibit 31-A focuses on four factors: rainfall, runoff, storage, and steelhead.

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The report is limited to the water year that began October 1, 2002 and will end on September 30, 2003 (WY 2003).The rainfall and streamflow values are based on measurements recorded in the upper Carmel River Basin at San Clemente Dam.This site was selected because of its location above storage facilities and the availability of long-term rainfall and runoff records.

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Water Supply Status:As shown, rainfall during WY 2003 through March totaled 19.6 inches, which is 104% of the long-term average.Runoff during WY 2003 through March totaled 38,530 acre-feet, which is 71% of average.Usable storage, which includes surface and ground water, was 32,660 acre-feet or 101% of average at the end of March 2003.This storage equates to 87% of system capacity.

 

In addition, 450 adult steelhead have been counted in the fish ladder at San Clemente Dam in WY 2003, which is 97% of the long-term average.In addition, 108 juvenile steelhead have been rescued from drying reaches of the Carmel River mainstem by District staff during WY 2003.

 

Production Compliance:Under State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Order No. WR 95-10, Cal-Am is allowed to produce no more than 11,285 acre-feet of water from the Carmel River in WY 2003.In addition, under current District water supply budgets, Cal-Am is allowed to produce a maximum of 4,000 acre-feet of water from the Seaside Basin coastal subareas in WY 2003.Combined, Cal-Am is limited to 15,285 acre-feet of production in WY 2003.

 

For WY 2003 through March, Cal-Am has diverted 6,111 acre-feet from the Carmel River and Seaside basins for customer use.This water production is 264 acre-feet or approximately 4.1% less than the target system production for WY 2003 to date.A monthly breakdown of Cal-Amís production from the Carmel River and Seaside Basin Coastal subareas for WY 2003 is included as Exhibit 31-B.Cal-Amís production from the Carmel River Basin is reduced for diversions that are made for injection into the Seaside Basin.During WY 2003 through March, the District has injected 55 acre-feet of water into the Seaside Ground Water Basin.

 

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