Meeting Date:

September 20, 2004





David A. Berger,




General Manager

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Prepared By:


Greg James

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August 2004


Total System for Month:Total California American Water (Cal-Am) system production for August was 1,473 acre-feet (AF), eight percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,600 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 19-A). The 1,473 AF of production in August represents a 21 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,854 AF.


Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for the 2004 Water Year (WY) through August 31, 2004 has been 13,731 AF.The anticipated production of 14,093 AF for this same period is based on an annual goal of 15,285 AF from the Cal-Am system, and includes 398 AF of production that was anticipated for injection into the Seaside Basin.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 13,731 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 do not count against the SWRCB Order 95-10 diversion limit.Without the 160 AF, Cal-Amís year-to-date system production is 13,571 AF, which is 222 AF or 1.6 percent less than the year-to-date at month-end target that has been set in District Rule 162 based on Order 95-10.


Ground Water Production:During August, 25 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 19 percent less than the anticipated production of 31 AF.Lower Carmel Valley well production was 947 AF, eight percent less than the anticipated production of 1,029 AF.In August, 501 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, seven percent less than the anticipated production of 540 AF.


Surface Water Production:In August, 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 August was six 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 19-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in August 2004.



19-A††† Monthly Cal-Am Production Report