ITEM:

INFORMATION ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

21.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

April 17, 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:

 

March 2006

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (Cal-Am) system production for March was 996 acre-feet (AF), 13 percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,149 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 21-A). The 996 AF of production in March represents a 31 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,434 AF.

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for 2006 Water Year (WY) through March 31, 2006 has been 6,111 AF.

 

Ground Water Production:During March, 125 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 119 percent more than the anticipated production of 57 AF.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 871 AF, 20 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,092 AF.In March, zero AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, consistent with the zero AF of production that was anticipated.It should be noted that in March, 136 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 996 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In March, 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 March was 372 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 21-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in March 2006.

 

EXHIBITS

21-A March 2006 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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