Meeting Date:

December 11, 2017





David J. Stoldt,




General Manager

Line Item No.:




Prepared By:

Jonathan Lear

Cost Estimate:



General Counsel Review:  N/A

Committee Recommendation:  N/A

CEQA Compliance:  Exempt from environmental review per SWRCB Order Nos. 95-10 and 2016-0016, and the Seaside Basin Groundwater Basin adjudication decision, as amended and Section 15268 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, as a ministerial project; Exempt from Section 15307, Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources.
























Exhibit 24-A shows the water supply status for the Monterey Peninsula Water Resources System (MPWRS) as of December 1, 2017.  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 24-A is for Water Year (WY) 2018 and focuses on four factors: rainfall, runoff, and storage.  The rainfall and Streamflow values are based on measurements in the upper Carmel River Basin at Sleepy Hollow Weir. 


Water Supply Status:  Rainfall through November 2017 totaled 0.82 inches and brings the cumulative rainfall total for WY 2018 to 0.97 inches, which is 34% of the long-term average through November.  Estimated unimpaired runoff during November totaled 959 acre-feet (AF) and brings the cumulative runoff total for WY 2018 to 1,690 AF, which is 93% of the long-term average through November.  Usable storage for the MRWPRS was 30,240 acre-feet, which is 110% of average through November, and equates to 80% percent of system capacity 


Production Compliance:  Under State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Cease and Desist Order No. 2016-0016 (CDO), California American Water (Cal-Am) is allowed to produce no more than 8,310 AF of water from the Carmel River in WY 2018.  Through November, using the CDO accounting method, Cal-Am has produced 953 AF from the Carmel River (including ASR capped at 600 AF, Table 13, and Mal Paso.)  In addition, under the Seaside Basin Decision, Cal-Am is allowed to produce 1,820 AF of water from the Coastal Subareas and 0 AF from the Laguna Seca Subarea of the Seaside Basin in WY 2018.  Through November, Cal-Am has produced 727 AF from the Seaside Groundwater Basin.  Through November, 0 AF of Carmel River Basin groundwater have been diverted for Seaside Basin injection; 0 AF have been recovered for customer use, and 0 AF have been diverted under Table 13 water rights.  Cal-Am has produced 1,703 AF for customer use from all sources through November.  Exhibit 24-C shows production by source.  Some of the values in this report may be revised in the future as Cal-Am finalizes their production values and monitoring data.



24-A    Water Supply Status: December 1, 2017

24-B    Monthly Cal-Am Diversions from Carmel River and Seaside Groundwater Basins:  WY 2018

24-C    Monthly Cal-Am production by source: WY 2018