Meeting Date:           September 15, 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



August 2003


Total System for Month:  Total Cal-Am system production for August was 1,648 acre-feet (AF), nearly equivalent to the anticipated goal of 1,649 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 23-A).  The 1,648 AF of production in August represents an 11 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,854 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 August 31, 2003 has been, 13,292 AF.  The anticipated production of 14,203 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 August, 26 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.  This production was 16 percent less than the anticipated production of 31 AF.  Lower Carmel Valley well production was 1,048 AF, one percent less than the anticipated production of 1,058 AF.  In August, 574 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, three percent more than the anticipated production of 560 AF.


Surface Water Production:  In August, 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 August was 12 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 23-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in August 2003.