ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORT

 

22.

MONTHLY WATER SUPPLY AND CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER PRODUCTION REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

September 19, 2016

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

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General Manager

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Prepared By:

Jonathan Lear

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

General Counsel Review:N/A

Committee Recommendation:N/A

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 22-A shows the water supply status for the Monterey Peninsula Water Resources System (MPWRS) as of September 1, 2016.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 22-A is for Water Year (WY) 2016 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:As shown, rainfall through August 2016 totaled 0.00 inches and brings the cumulative rainfall total for WY 2016 to 22.25 inches, which is 106% of the long-term average through August.Estimated unimpaired runoff during August 2016 totaled 140 acre-feet (AF) and brings the cumulative runoff total for WY 2016 to 44,784 AF, which is 67% of the long-term average through August.Usable storage, which includes surface and groundwater, was 30,302 or 104% of the long-term average at the end of August.This storage equates to 81% of system capacity.

 

Production Compliance:Under State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Cease and Desist Order No. 2009-0060, California American Water (Cal-Am) is allowed to produce no more than 9,703 AF of water from the Carmel River in WY 2016.In addition, under the Seaside Basin Decision, Cal-Am is allowed to produce 2,251AF of water from the Coastal Subareas and 48 AF from the Laguna Seca Subarea of the Seaside Basin in WY 2016. Altogether, Cal-Am is currently allowed to produce 11,954 AF from Carmel River and Seaside Coastal sources for customers in its main Monterey system and 48 AF from the Laguna Seca Subarea for customers in Ryan Ranch, Hidden Hills, and Bishop Systems (not adjusted for Sand City Desalination).For WY 2016 through August, Cal-Am has produced 8,817 AF from the Carmel River (including ASR and Table 13), and Seaside Basin.This water production is 2,304 AF or 18.7 % less than the target specified for Cal-Amís production from the MPWRS for WY 2016 to date. Cal-Am has produced 8,713 AF for customer use through August. A breakdown of Cal-Amís production for WY 2016 is included as Exhibit 22-B.For WY 2016 through August, 459 AF of Carmel River Basin groundwater have been diverted for Seaside Basin injection; 304 AF have been recovered for customer use and 137 AF have been diverted under Table 13.Exhibit 22-C shows production breakdown from all sources for all uses.Some of the values in this report may be revised in the future as Cal-Am finalizes their production values and monitoring data.

 

EXHIBITS

22-A††† Water Supply Status: September 1, 2016

22-B†††††† Monthly Cal-Am Diversions from Carmel River and Seaside Groundwater Basins: Water Year 2016

22-C†††††† Monthly Cal-Am production by source: WY 2016