Meeting Date:

August 15, 2005





David A. Berger,




General Manager

Line Item No.:




Prepared By:


Greg James

Cost Estimate:


General Counsel Approval:  N/A

Committee Recommendation:  N/A

CEQA Compliance:  N/A




July 2005


Total System for Month:  Total California American Water (Cal-Am) system production for July was 1,514 acre-feet (AF), four percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,580 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 18-A). The 1,514 AF of production in July represents a 21 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,925 AF.


Total System, Water Year to Date:  Total system production for 2005 Water Year (WY) through July 31, 2005 has been 11,167 AF.  The anticipated production of 12,446 AF for this same period is based on an annual goal of 15,285 AF from the Cal-Am system for customer use plus a maximum of 350 AF 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).


Ground Water Production:  During July, 71 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.  This production was 129 percent more than the anticipated production of 31 AF.  Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 927 AF, seven percent less than the anticipated production of 999 AF.  In July, 516 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, six percent less than the anticipated production of 550 AF.


Surface Water Production:  In July, 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 2005 has been zero AF, or zero percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during July 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 18-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in July 2005.



18-A    Monthly Cal-Am Production Report