Meeting Date:           May 17, 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



April 2004


Total System for Month:  Total Cal-Am system production for April was 1,323 acre-feet (AF), one percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,341 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 23-A). The 1,323 AF of production in April represents a four percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,376 AF.


Total System, Water Year to Date:  Total system production for the 2004 Water Year (WY) through April 30, 2004 has been 7,639 AF.  The anticipated production of 7,981 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 April, 181 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.  This production was 103 percent more than the anticipated production of 89 AF.  Lower Carmel Valley well production was 1,072 AF, 14 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,252 AF.  In April, 70 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin; zero AF of production was anticipated.  It should be noted that during April, Carmel River flows were not sufficient to permit the District to continue its injection testing program in the Seaside Basin.


Surface Water Production:  In April, 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 April was 40 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 April 2004.