ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS

 

21.

MONTHLY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

October 18, 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:

 

September 2010

 

Total System for Month:Total California American Water (CAW) system production for September was 1,224 acre-feet (AF), 13 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,401 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 21-A).

 

Total System, Water Year to Date:Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010 was 13,498 AF.

 

Groundwater Production:During September, 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 733 AF, eight percent less than the anticipated production of 798 AF.In September, 441 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 23 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, 79 percent more than the 28 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 13,498 AF of total system production, it was not produced to meet customer demand.

 

Surface Water Production:In September, 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 September was 13 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 21-A for additional information regarding CAW production in September 2010.

 

EXHIBIT

21-A††† September 2010 Monthly California American Water Production Report

 

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