ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

29.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

April 20, 2009

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

Darby W. 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 2009

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for March was 955 acre-feet (AF), 15 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,118 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 29-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2009, through March 31, 2009, has been 5,670 AF.

 

Groundwater Production: During March, 51 AF were produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 43 percent less than the anticipated production of 90 AF.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 904 AF, 12 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,028 AF.In March, no groundwater 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, 143 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 904 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 2009 has been zero AF, or zero percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during March was 348 cubic feet per second, as measured at the Sleepy Hollow Weir.

 

The anticipated river flow, storage and production values 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 29-A for additional information regarding CAW production in March 2009.

 

EXHIBIT

29-A††† March 2009 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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