ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

24.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

May 19, 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:

 

April 2008

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for April was 1,113 acre-feet (AF), 11 percent less than the anticipated goal of 1,244 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 April 30, 2008 has been 7,071 AF.

 

Ground Water Production:During April, 108 AF were produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 80 percent more than the anticipated production of 60 AF.Lower Carmel Valley well production was 992 AF, 16 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,184 AF.In April, 13 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, which was more that the zero AF of production that was anticipated. It should be noted that in April, no water was injected into the Seaside Basin as part of the Districtís Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Program in the Seaside Basin, due to insufficient river flows.

 

Surface Water Production:In April, 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 April was 45 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 April 2008.

 

EXHIBITS

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

 

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