Meeting Date:           January 29, 2004                    Budgeted: N/A

Program/Line Item No.: N/A

Staff Contact:             Greg James                            Cost Estimate: N/A


General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance: N/A


December 2003


Total System for Month:  Total Cal-Am system production for December was 912 acre-feet (AF), seven percent less than the anticipated goal of 984 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 32-A).  The 912 AF of production in December represents a seven percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 983 AF.


Total System, Water Year to Date:  Total system production for the 2004 Water Year (WY) through December 31, 2003 has been 3,345 AF.  The anticipated production of 3,476 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 December, 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 641 AF, six percent more than the anticipated production of 603 AF.  In December, 245 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 30 percent less than the anticipated production of 350 AF.


Surface Water Production:  In December, 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 2004 has been zero AF, or zero percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during December 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 32-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in December 2003.