Meeting Date:

November 15, 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




October 2010


Total System for Month:  Total California American Water (CAW) system production for October was 1,114 acre-feet (AF), 10 percent less than the anticipated production of 1,232 AF, as shown on the accompanying table (Exhibit 23-A).


Total System, Water Year to Date:  Total system production for Water Year (WY) 2011, which began on October 1, 2010 has been 1,114 AF. 


Groundwater Production:  During October, 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 630 AF, eight percent less than the anticipated production of 687 AF.  In October, 420 AF were produced by CAW from the coastal subareas of the Seaside Basin, 15 percent less than the 496 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 39 AF, 63 percent more than the 24 AF that was anticipated.  It should be noted that all of the 420 AF of Seaside production represents ASR recovery water from the 1,111 AF that were injected in WY 2010.  In addition to the 420 AF above, 16 AF of native groundwater were also produced from the coastal subarea of the Seaside Basin and provided to the Seaside Municipal System as mutual aid.


Surface Water Production:  In October, 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 2011 has been zero AF.  Average release to the Carmel River from San Clemente Dam during October 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 23-A for additional information regarding CAW production in October 2010.



23-A    October 2010 Monthly California American Water Production Report