ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

28.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

March 15, 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:

 

February 2010

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for February was 983 acre-feet (AF), 19 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,208 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 28-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2010, through February 28, 2010 has been 4,962 AF.

 

Groundwater Production:During February, 127 AF were produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley, even though no production was anticipated during the month.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 837 AF, 30 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,198 AF.In February, no water was produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, consistent with the zero production that was anticipated.Well production from the Laguna Seca subarea of the Seaside Basin, which includes the Hidden Hills, Bishop and Ryan Ranch water systems, was 19 AF, 90 percent more than the 10 AF that was anticipated.It should be noted that in February, 245 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 837 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In February, 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 February was 314 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 28-A for additional information regarding CAW production in February 2010.

 

EXHIBIT

28-A††† February 2010 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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