ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

24.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

May 21, 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:

 

April 2009

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for April was 1,085 acre-feet (AF), seven percent less than the anticipated production of 1,165 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 24-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2009, through April 30, 2009, has been 6,755 AF.

 

Groundwater Production:During April, 223 AF were produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley.This production was 643 percent more than the anticipated production of 30 AF.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 747 AF, 16 percent less than the anticipated production of 885 AF.In April, 115 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 54 percent less than the anticipated production of 250 AF.It should be noted that in April, five AF were injected into the Seaside Basin as part of the Districtís Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Program in the Seaside Basin based on CAW meter readings at the Luzern site.Although this quantity is included in the 747 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

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 2009 has been zero AF, or zero percent of total system production. Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during April was 70 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 24-A for additional information regarding CAW production in April 2009.

 

EXHIBIT

24-A††† April 2009 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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