Meeting Date:           October 20, 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



September 2003


Total System for Month:  Total Cal-Am system production for September was 1,512 acre-feet (AF), one percent more than the anticipated goal of 1,492 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 14-A).  The 1,512 AF of production in September represents a seven percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,629 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 2003:  Total system production for the 2003 Water Year (WY), which ended on September 30, 2003, was 14,806 AF.  The anticipated production of 15,695 AF for this same period is based on an annual production goal of 15,285 AF from the Cal-Am system, and includes an additional 409 AF budgeted for Seaside Injection. 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).  It should be noted that during the last four months of Water Year 2003, because of a well failure in their Ryan Ranch Unit (Well #10), Cal-Am produced 24 AF from its main system for emergency supply to the Ryan Ranch Unit.


Ground Water Production:  During September, 24 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.  This production was 20 percent less than the anticipated production of 30 AF.  Lower Carmel Valley well production was 939 AF, four percent more than the anticipated production of 902 AF.  In September, 549 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, two percent less than the anticipated production of 560 AF.


Surface Water Production:  In September, 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 was 242 AF, or two percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during September was 9.7 cfs, as measured at the Sleepy Hollow Weir.


The anticipated river flow, storage values and production goals were developed jointly by staff from the District, Cal-Am, California Department of Fish and Game, and NOAA Fisheries.  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 14-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in September 2003.