Meeting Date:           April 19, 2004             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



March 2004


Total System for Month:  Total Cal-Am system production for March was 1,153 acre-feet (AF), three percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,184 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 23-A). The 1,153 AF of production in March represents a 20 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,434 AF.


Total System, Water Year to Date:  Total system production for the 2004 Water Year (WY) through March 31, 2004 has been 6,316 AF.  The anticipated production of 6,640 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 March, 112 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.  This production was 261 percent more than the anticipated production of 31 AF.  Lower Carmel Valley well production was 1,041 AF, ten percent less than the anticipated production of 1,153 AF.  In March, no ground water was produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, equivalent to the zero AF of production that was anticipated.  It should be noted that in March, 79 AF were injected into the Seaside Basin as part of the District=s ground water injection testing program in the Seaside Basin.  Although this quantity is included in the 1,041 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.


Surface Water Production:  In March, 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 March was 130 cubic feet per second, 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 in consultation with 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 23-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in March 2004.