ITEM:††††††††††† INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

31.†††††† MONTHLY CAL-AM PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:†††††††††† June 21, 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

 

May 2004

 

Total System for Month:Total Cal-Am system production for May was 1,606 acre-feet (AF), 14 percent more than the anticipated goal of 1,405 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 31-A). The 1,606 AF of production in May represents zero savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,603 AF.

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for the 2004 Water Year (WY) through May 31, 2004 has been 9,247 AF.The anticipated production of 9,386 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).It should be noted that the total system production of 9,247 AF includes 160 AF that were produced from the Lower Carmel Valley and injected into the Seaside Basin.The 160 AF of injection water were not produced for customer use and does not count against the SWRCB Order 95-10 diversion limit.Without the 160 AF, Cal-Amís year-to-date system production is 9,087 AF, which is 98 AF or 1.1% greater than the year-to-date at month-end target that has been set based on Order 95-10.

 

Ground Water Production:During May, 29 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 68 percent less than the anticipated production of 92 AF.Lower Carmel Valley well production was 1,008 AF, four percent more than the anticipated production of 972 AF.In May, 569 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 67 percent more than the anticipated production of 341 AF.It should be noted that during May, Carmel River flows were not sufficient to permit the District to continue its injection testing program in the Seaside Basin.

 

Surface Water Production:In May, 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 May was 22 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 31-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in May 2004.

 

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