ITEM:

PUBLIC HEARING

 

14.

CONSIDER ADOPTION OF OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER 2016 QUARTERLY WATER SUPPLY STRATEGY AND BUDGET

 

Meeting Date:

September 19, 2016

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

N/A

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

Prepared By:

Kevan Urquhart &

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

Jonathan Lear

 

 

 

General Counsel Review:N/A

Committee Recommendation:N/A

CEQA Compliance:Notice of Exemption, CEQA, Article 19, Section 15301 (Class 1)

ESA Compliance:Consistent with the 2001 Conservation Agreement, 2009 Settlement Agreement between the National Marine Fisheries Service and California American Water to minimize take of listed steelhead in the Carmel River, and SWRCB WR Order Nos. 95-10, 98-04, 2002-0002, and 2016-0016.

 

SUMMARY: The Board will accept public comment and take action on the October through December 2016 Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget for California American Waterís (Cal-Am) Main and Laguna Seca Subarea Water Distribution Systems (WDS).The proposed budgets, are included as Exhibit 14-A and 14-B, and show monthly production by source of supply that is required to meet projected customer demand in CalAmís Main and Laguna Seca Subarea systems (i.e.,Ryan Ranch, Bishop, and Hidden Hills) during the October through December 2016 period.The proposed strategy and budgets are designed to maximize the long-term production potential and protect the environmental quality of the Seaside Groundwater and Carmel River Basins.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Board should receive public input, close the Public Hearing, and discuss the proposed quarterly water supply budget.District staff will recommend adoption of the proposed budget.The budgets will be described in greater detail in Exhibit 14-C, Quarterly Water Supply Strategy Report: October - December 2016

 

BACKGROUND:The Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget pertains to production within Cal-Amís Main and Laguna Seca Subarea systems for the three-month period of October, November, and December 2016.Staff from the District and Cal-Am met to cooperatively review, refine and approve this strategy on September 08, 2016.Staff from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) attended.

Rule 101, Section B of the District Rules and Regulations requires that a Public Hearing be held at the time of determination of the District water supply management strategy.Adoption of the quarterly water supply strategy and budget is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements as per Article 19, Section 15301 (Class 1).A Notice of Exemption will be filed with the Monterey County Clerk's office, pending Board action on this item.

 

EXHIBITS

14-A††† Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget for CAW Main System: October - December 2015

14-B††† Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget for CAW Laguna Seca Subarea: October - December 2015

14-C††† Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget Report: October - December 2015†††††††††††††††

 

 

 

 

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