ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

26.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

February 23, 2006

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

David A. Berger,

Program/

N/A

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

 

 

Prepared By:

 

Greg James

Cost Estimate:

N/A

General Counsel Approval:

N/A

Committee Recommendation:

N/A

CEQA Compliance:

N/A

 

SUMMARY:

 

January 2006

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (Cal-Am) system production for January was 954 acre-feet (AF), four percent less than the anticipated goal of 998 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 26-A). The 954 AF of production in January represents an eight percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,036 AF.

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for 2006 Water Year (WY) through January 31, 2006 has been 4,232 AF.

 

Ground Water Production:During January, 76 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 145 percent more than the anticipated production of 31 AF.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 848 AF, eight percent more than the anticipated production of 783 AF.In January, 30 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 84 percent less than the anticipated production of 184 AF. It should be noted that in January, 120 AF were injected into the Seaside Basin as part of the Districtís ground water injection testing program in the Seaside Basin.Although this quantity is included in the 848 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In January, 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 2006 has been zero AF, or zero percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during January was 210 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 26-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in January 2006.

 

EXHIBITS

26-A January 2006 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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