Meeting Date:

August 16, 2010





Darby Fuerst,




General Manager

Line Item No.:




Prepared By:

Jonathan Lear

Cost Estimate:



General Counsel Review:N/A

Committee Recommendation:N/A

CEQA Compliance:N/A



















Exhibit 29-A shows the water supply status for the Monterey Peninsula Water Resources System (MPWRS) as of August 1, 2010.This system includes the surface water resources in the Carmel River Basin, the groundwater resources in the Carmel Valley Alluvial Aquifer and the Seaside Groundwater Basin. Exhibit 29-A focuses on four factors: rainfall, runoff, storage, and steelhead.The report is limited to the water year that began October 1, 2009 and will end September 30, 2010 (WY 2010).The rainfall and streamflow values are based on measurements recorded in the upper Carmel River Basin at San Clemente Dam.This site was selected because of its location above storage facilities and the availability of long-term rainfall and runoff records.


Water Supply Status:As shown, rainfall during August 2010 totaled 0.00 inches and brings the cumulative rainfall total for WY 2010 to 27.45 inches, which is 130% of the long-term average through July of 21.16 inches.Estimated unimpaired runoff during July 2010 totaled 1,802 acre-feet (AF) and brings the cumulative runoff total for WY 2010 to 96,777 AF, which is 142% of the long-term average through July of 68,257 AF.Usable storage, which includes surface and groundwater, was 30,820 AF, or 102% of the long-term average through July of 30,080 AF.This storage equates to 82% of system capacity.In addition, 157 adult steelhead were counted in the fish ladder at San Clemente Dam for WY 2010 through July; fish rescues began on July 28, and 38 juvenile steelhead were rescued through July.


Production Compliance:Under State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Cease and Desist Order No. 2009-0060, California American Water (Cal-Am) is allowed to produce no more than 10,429 AF of water from the Carmel River in WY 2010.In addition, under the Seaside Basin Decision, Cal-Am is allowed to produce 3,583 AF of water from the Coastal Subareas and 246 AF from the Laguna Seca Subarea of the Seaside Groundwater Basin in WY 2010, as modified by the Seaside Basin Watermaster in December 2009.Altogether, Cal-Am is currently allowed to produce 14,012 AF from Carmel River and Seaside Coastal sources for customers in its main Monterey system and 246 AF from the Laguna Seca Subarea for customers in its Laguna Seca subsystems, i.e., Ryan Ranch, Hidden Hills, and Bishop Systems.For WY 2010 through July, Cal-Am has diverted 9,645 AF from the Carmel River and Seaside basins for customer use.This water production is 1,669 AF or approximately 15% less than the unadjusted target specified for Cal-Amís production from the MPWRS for WY 2010 through July. A monthly breakdown of Cal-Amís production from the Carmel River and the Seaside Groundwater Basin Subareas for WY 2010 through July is included as Exhibit 29-B.Cal-Amís production from the Carmel River Basin is reduced for diversions that are made for injection into the Seaside Basin.For WY 2010 through July, 1,111 AF of water have been diverted from the Carmel River for injection into the Seaside Groundwater Basin; 303 AF have been recovered for customer use.


29-A††† Water Supply Status: August 1, 2010

29-B††† Monthly Cal-Am Diversions from Carmel River and Seaside Groundwater Basins:Water Year 2010†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††U:\staff\word\boardpacket\2010\20100816\InfoItems\29\item29.doc