ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

20.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

April 19, 2010

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

Darby 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:

 

March 2010

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for March was 1,097 acre-feet (AF), 21 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,382 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 20-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2010, through March 31, 2010 has been 6,059 AF.

 

Groundwater Production:During March, 101 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 971 AF, 29 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,368 AF.In March, 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 Hidden Hills, Bishop and Ryan Ranch water systems, was 25 AF, 79 percent more than the 14 AF that was anticipated.It should be noted that in March, 228 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 971 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 2010 has been zero AF.Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during March was 305 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 20-A for additional information regarding CAW production in March 2010.

 

EXHIBIT

20-A††† March 2010 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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