Meeting Date:

August 16, 2010





Darby W. Fuerst




General Manager

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Prepared By:

Greg James

Cost Estimate:



General Counsel Review:N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance:N/A




July 2010


Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for July was 1,324 acre-feet (AF), 14 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,543 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 July 31, 2010 has been 10,981 AF.


Groundwater Production:During July, no water was produced from CAW wells in the Upper Carmel Valley, consistent with the zero AF of production was anticipated.Lower Carmel Valley (LCV) well production was 789 AF, 16 percent less than the anticipated production of 938 AF.In July, 483 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 16 percent less than the 575 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 52 AF, 73 percent more than the 30 AF that was anticipated.It should be noted that in July, 78 AF were recovered from 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 483 AF of Seaside well production, it represents recovery of a portion of the 1,111 AF of water that was injected in the Seaside Basin over the December 2009 through May 2010 period.


Surface Water Production:In July, 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 July was 29 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 July 2010.



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