ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

30.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

May 17, 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:

 

April 2010

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for April was 1,072 acre-feet (AF), 18 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,309 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 30-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2010, through April 30, 2010 has been 7,130 AF.

 

Groundwater Production:During April, 48 AF were produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley, 55 percent less than the 106 AF of production that was anticipated.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 949 AF, 13 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,086 AF.In April, 49 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 51 percent less than the 100 AF 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 26 AF, 53 percent more than the 17 AF that was anticipated.It should be noted that in April, 194 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 949 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 2010 has been zero AF.Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during April was 257 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 30-A for additional information regarding CAW production in April 2010.

 

EXHIBIT

30-A††† April 2010 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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