ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

25.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

February 25, 2010

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 Review:N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY:

 

January 2010

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (Cal-Am) system production for January was 904 acre-feet (AF), 26 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,226 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 25-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2010, through January 31, 2010 has been 3,979 AF.

 

Groundwater Production:During January, 35 AF were produced from Cal-Am wells in the Upper Carmel Valley, even though no production was anticipated during the month.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 815 AF, 33 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,215 AF.In January, 31 AF were produced by Cal-Am from the Coastal Subareas of the Seaside Basin, even though no production was anticipated during the month.Well production from the Laguna Seca Subarea of the Seaside Basin which includes Hidden Hills, Bishop and Ryan Ranch water systems, was 23 AF, 109 percent more than the 11 AF that was anticipated.It should be noted that in January, 104 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 815 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In January, 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 2010 has been zero AF.Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during January was 342 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, Cal-Am, and the California Department of Fish and Game in consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service.Cal-Am and District staff are monitoring reservoir storage, inflow and water quality, and will make additional changes as conditions warrant.Please refer to Exhibit 25-A for additional information regarding Cal-Am production in January 2010.

 

EXHIBIT

25-A††† January 2010 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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