ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

20.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

September 20, 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:

 

August 2010

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for August was 1,293 acre-feet (AF), 16 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,538 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 August 31, 2010 has been 12,274 AF.

 

Groundwater Production:During August, 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 755 AF, 19 percent less than the anticipated production of 933 AF.In August, 488 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 15 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 50 AF, 67 percent more than the 30 AF that was anticipated.It should be noted that during the December 2009 through May 2010 period, 1,111 AF were produced in the LCV and 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 12,274 AF of total system production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In August, 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 August was 15 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 August 2010.

 

EXHIBIT

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

 

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