Meeting Date:

October 21, 2019





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 23-A shows the water supply status for the Monterey Peninsula Water Resources System (MPWRS) as of October 1, 2019.  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 23-A is for Water Year (WY) 2019 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 September 2019 totaled 0 inches and brings the cumulative rainfall total for WY 2019 to 30.93 inches, which is 145% of the long-term average through September.  Estimated unimpaired runoff through August totaled 577 acre-feet (AF) and brings the cumulative runoff total for WY 2019 to 145,794 AF, which is 217% of the long-term average through September.  Usable storage for the MRWPRS was 28,680 acre-feet, which is 102% of average through September, and equates to 76% 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 2019.  Through September, using the CDO accounting method, Cal-Am has produced 7,319 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 2019.  Through September, Cal-Am has produced 1,820 AF from the Seaside Groundwater Basin.  Through September, 1,335 AF of Carmel River Basin groundwater have been diverted for Seaside Basin injection; 744 AF have been recovered for customer use, and 471 AF have been diverted under Table 13 water rights.  Cal-Am has produced 9,734 AF for customer use from all sources through September.  Exhibit 23-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.  The 12 month moving average of production for customer service is 9,957 AF, which is below the rationing trigger of 10,130 AF for WY 2019.



23-A    Water Supply Status: October 1, 2019

23-B    Monthly Cal-Am Diversions from Carmel River and Seaside Groundwater Basins:  WY 2019

23-C    Monthly Cal-Am production by source: WY 2019