WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005
Objective: Support Long-Term Water Supply Studies
1. As directed, coordinate with Cal-Am staff and consultants to provide technical assistance in preparing project descriptions and environmental assessment documents for the proposed Coastal Water Project, which includes evaluation of a desalination facility and aquifer storage and recovery program.
2. As directed, continue to develop technical information on local desalination project as related to alternative water supply project evaluations.
3. Provide water resources simulation modeling analyses to support evaluation of water supply project alternatives. The District conducts water resources modeling in-house with its Carmel Valley Simulation (CVSIM) model. CVSIM is a family of computer-based operations models that simulate water resource system performance (i.e., municipal yield, streamflows, ground water storage) under varying hydrologic, management, facilities and demand conditions. This model was developed by District staff and has been in use since 1981.
4. Provide fisheries impacts
analyses to support evaluation of project alternatives. These analyses will be based primarily on
evaluation of CVSIM modeling results, and will focus on the availability of
5. Provide technical assistance for evaluation of San Clemente Dam Drawdown and Safety Remediation Projects.
1. If authorized by MPWMD Board, prepare draft environmental impact report (EIR) that evaluates the District’s proposed long-term Seaside Basin ASR project.
2. If authorized by MPWMD Board, provide CVSIM modeling and fisheries impacts analyses to support evaluation of alternatives for long-term Seaside Basin ASR project.
3. Coordinate with California Department of Health Services and Cal-Am for approvals to utilize test well for recovery of WY 2004 injected water in August 2004.
4. Collect water quality and level data during recovery through December 2004.
5. If authorized by MPWMD Board, request State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) temporary permit to conduct WY 2005 testing, and conduct updated environmental review for this testing (if required by SWRCB).
6. If authorized by MPWMD Board, conduct WY 2005 aquifer water injection testing from December 2004 through May 2005, SWRCB permit allowing.
7. Coordinate with Cal-Am on engineering plans and development of new facilities to increase delivery capacity for both temporary and long-term ASR projects.
8. Complete analysis and reporting of WY 2004 aquifer water injection and recovery testing by January 2005.
Continue process for securing additional Aquifer Storage and Recovery
(ASR) sites with City of
1. Coordinate with District
consultants to complete technical update of
2. Update work plan and schedule for completion of Seaside Basin Groundwater Management Plan (SBGMP) in August 2004, subject to budget considerations.
3. Formalize SBGMP Advisory Group and conduct initial meeting in August/September 2004.
4. Continue development of SBGMP with public and Advisory Group oversight during FY 2004-2005.
Objective: Manage Water Allocation Mitigation Program – Fisheries
1. Continue monitoring sediment movement and planning for appropriate course of action on Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility (SHSRF) intake retrofit in July 2004.
2. Complete rescues of
steelhead from drying reaches of the
3. Operate SHSRF until adequate river flows resume in WY 2005.
4. Complete Fall 2004 steelhead population surveys in October 2004.
5. Complete Fall 2004 bioassessment sampling in November 2004.
6. Monitor Spawning Habitat Restoration Project during FY 2004-2005.
7. Negotiate water supply
strategy and budgets quarterly, and secure 2005 Memorandum of Agreement on
8. Prepare environmental review and secure federal 404 permit to dredge and inject spawning gravel below San Clemente Reservoir in December 2004.
9. Complete spawning gravel dredge and inject project in May 2005.
Objective: Manage Water Allocation Mitigation Program – Hydrology
1. Complete annual and long-term mitigation program reports during FY 2004-2005.
2. Complete WY 2004 District annual water production reporting in February 2005.
3. Prepare ongoing surface water flow data evaluations to address use/impact inquiries during FY 2004-2005.
4. Conduct semi-annual ground water quality monitoring in October 2004 and April 2005.
5. Prepare WY 2005 water supply status and forecast report in May 2005.
6. Install remote access
telemetering equipment at HWY 1 and Don Juan gaging stations on the
7. Participate in ongoing environmental reviews of non-District water supply development projects as required.