ITEM:

INFORMATION ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

20.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

March 20, 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:

 

February 2006

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (Cal-Am) system production for February was 883 acre-feet (AF), 11 percent less than the anticipated goal of 989 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 20-A). The 883 AF of production in February represents a 29 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,238 AF.

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for 2006 Water Year (WY) through February 28, 2006 has been 5,115 AF.

 

Ground Water Production:During February, 118 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 127 percent more than the anticipated production of 52 AF.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 744 AF, 21 percent less than the anticipated production of 937 AF.In February, 21 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, even though zero production was anticipated.It should be noted that in February, eight 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 744 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In February, 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 February was 131 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 20-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in February 2006.

 

EXHIBITS

20-A February 2006 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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