5.†††††††† CONSIDER AUTHORIZATION OF FUNDS FOR ALERT GAGE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH MONTEREY COUNTY WATER RESOURCES AGENCY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002-2003
Meeting Date:†††††††††† May 19, 2003†††††††††††††††††††††††† Budgeted: Yes†††††††††††
Program/Line Item No.: †2-6-1 F
Staff Contact: ††††††††††† Greg James††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cost Estimate: $3,000
Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on May 12, 2003 and recommended approval.
CEQA Compliance: N/A
SUMMARY:† The Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) operates nine precipitation sensors and six stream stage sensors within or near the Carmel River Basin, that transmit real-time hydrologic data to the Districtís ALERT base station located at the District office. Beginning Fiscal Year (FY) 1992-1993, the District agreed to pay the MCWRA† $3,000 per year to share the annual operation and maintenance (O&M) costs for the ALERT gages incurred by the MCWRA.† The real-time data received from the ALERT gages support a variety of programs and studies. †Examples include monitoring the status of California Department of Fish and Game minimum flow requirements for seasonal angling, and assessing compliance with the State Water Resources Control Board permit requirements for diversion of water for injection testing in the Seaside Basin.
RECOMMENDATION:† If this item is approved as part of the Consent Calendar, staff will pay MCWRA $3,000 for ALERT O&M services during FY 2002-2003.† The Administrative Committee reviewed this item and recommended approval by a vote of 3 to 0, at its May 12, 2003 meeting.
IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:† The District's share for ALERT gage maintenance for FY 2002-2003 (July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003) is $3,000 as indicated on Exhibit 5-A.† This amount was included in the FY 2002-2003 District Budget (Summary of Project Expenditures, Program 2-6-1F).