26. MONTHLY CAL-AM PRODUCTION REPORT
Meeting Date: May 19, 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
Total System for Month: Total Cal-Am system production for April was 1,057 acre-feet (AF), 13 percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,209 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 26-A). The 1,057 AF of production in April represents a 23 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,376 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 April 30, 2003 has been, 7,222 AF. The anticipated production of 7,994 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 April, 93 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley. This production was 86 percent more than the anticipated production of 50 AF. Lower Carmel Valley well production was 911 AF, 12 percent more than the anticipated production of 817 AF. In April, no ground water was produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 100 percent less than the anticipated production of 300 AF. It should be noted that in April, 64 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 911 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.
Surface Water Production: In April, 53 AF were diverted through the Carmel Valley Filter Plant (CVFP) from San Clemente Reservoir, which was 26 percent more than the 42 AF of production that was anticipated. The total diversion through the CVFP for WY 2003 has been 200 AF, or three percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during April was 110 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 26-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in April 2003.