ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

24.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

March 17, 2008

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 2008

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for February was 866 acre-feet (AF), one percent less than the anticipated goal of 867 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 24-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for the 2008 Water Year (WY), through February 29, 2008 has been 4,880 AF.

 

Ground Water Production:During February, 64 AF were produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 121 percent more than the anticipated production of 29 AF.Lower Carmel Valley well production was 685 AF, 13 percent less than the anticipated production of 788 AF.In February, 117 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 134 percent more than the 50 AF of production that was anticipated. It should be noted that in February, 26 AF were injected into the Seaside Basin as part of the Districtís Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Program in the Seaside Basin.Although this quantity is included in the 685 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 2008 has been zero AF, or zero percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during February was 258 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, CAW, and the California Department of Fish and Game, in consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service.CAW and District staff are monitoring reservoir storage, inflow and water quality, and will make additional changes as conditions warrant.Please refer to Exhibit 24-A for additional information regarding CAW production in February 2008.

 

EXHIBITS

24-A††† February 2008 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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