ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

36.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

June 21, 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:

 

May 2010

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for May was 1,292 acre-feet (AF), nine percent less than the anticipated production of 1,422 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 36-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2010, through May 31, 2010 has been 8,422 AF.

 

Groundwater Production:During May, 23 AF were produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley, even though zero AF of production was anticipated.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 806 AF, 19 percent less than the anticipated production of 998 AF.In May, 426 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, seven percent more than the 400 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 37 AF, 54 percent more than the 24 AF that was anticipated.It should be noted that in May, 211 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 806 AF of LCV well production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In May, 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 May was 127 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 36-A for additional information regarding CAW production in May 2010.

 

EXHIBIT

36-A††† May 2010 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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