Meeting Date:           November 17, 2003                Budgeted: N/A

Program/Line Item No.: N/A

Staff Contact:             Gabriela Ayala                       Cost Estimate: N/A


General Counsel Approval: N/A
Committee Recommendation: N/A                                                                          

CEQA Compliance: N/A


SUMMARY: As of October 31, 2003, a total of 61.469 acre-feet (18%) of the Paralta Well allocation remained available for use.  This total includes 60.611 acre-feet of water remaining for use by the jurisdictions, and 0.858 acre-feet of water in the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (District) Reserve.  It should be noted that the water in the District Reserve has been approved for use for specific projects, but the water permits for these projects have not been issued. 


Exhibit 16-A shows the amount of water allocated to each jurisdiction from the Paralta Well Allocation, the quantities permitted in October 2003 (“changes”), and the quantities remaining. No debits to an allocation were made in October 2003.


Exhibit 16-A also shows additional water credits available to each of the jurisdictions and the information regarding the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Quail Meadows, Pebble Beach Company, Macomber Estates, Griffin Trust, and Water West water allocations.  Any additional water credits for expired or canceled permits that were issued before January 1991 are shown as “PRE-Paralta Credits.”  Water credits used from a jurisdiction’s “public credit” account are also listed.  Transfers of commercial water credits into a jurisdiction’s allocation are included as “public credits.”


BACKGROUND: The District’s Water Allocation Program, associated resource system supply limits, and jurisdictional allocations have been modified by a number of key ordinances.  These key ordinances are listed in Exhibit 16-B.