33. MONTHLY CAL-AM PRODUCTION REPORT
Meeting Date: July 21, 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 June was 1,498 acre-feet (AF), two percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,527 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 33-A). The 1,498 AF of production in June represents a 14 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,742 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 June 30, 2003 has been, 9,984 AF. The anticipated production of 10,926 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 June, 62 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley. This production was 24 percent more than the anticipated production of 50 AF. Lower Carmel Valley well production was 916 AF, 11 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,027 AF. In June, 520 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 16 percent more than the anticipated production of 450 AF.
Surface Water Production: In June, no water was diverted through the Carmel Valley Filter Plant (CVFP) from San Clemente Reservoir, equivalent to the zero AF of production that was anticipated. The total diversion through the CVFP for WY 2003 has been 242 AF, or two percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during June was 40 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 33-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in June 2003.