ITEM:

INFORMATION ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

30.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

June 22, 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:

 

May 2006

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (Cal-Am) system production for May was 1,308 acre-feet (AF), four percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,359 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 30-A). The 1,308 AF of production in May represents an 18 percent savings from Cal-Am's base year (i.e., Water Year 1988) production of 1,603 AF.

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for 2006 Water Year (WY) through May 31, 2006 has been 8,361 AF.

 

Ground Water Production:During May, 125 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was three percent less than the anticipated production of 129 AF.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 933 AF, nearly equivalent to the anticipated production of 930 AF.In May, 250 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 17 percent less than the 300 AF of production that was anticipated.It should be noted that in May, 17 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 933 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In May, 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 May was 139 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 30-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in May 2006.

 

EXHIBITS

30-A May 2006 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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