ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

33.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

April 21, 2008

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

Darby Fuerst,

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 2008

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for March was 1,076 acre-feet (AF), eight percent more than the anticipated goal of 999 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 33-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for the 2008 Water Year (WY), through March 31, 2008 has been 5,958 AF.

 

Ground Water Production:During March, 65 AF were produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 110 percent more than the anticipated production of 31 AF.Lower Carmel Valley well production was 1,011 AF, four percent more than the anticipated production of 968 AF.In March, no ground water was produced by CAW 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, 34 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 1,011 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 2008 has been zero AF, or zero percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during March was 113 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 33-A for additional information regarding CAW production in March 2008.

 

EXHIBITS

33-A††† March 2008 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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