Location: Cambria, California, USA
Starting Year: 1999
GPC was commissioned to prepare and implement a logical framework for future water demand forecast level analysis for the Cambria Community Services District (CCSD). The forecast is being prepared as one input to the Water Master Plan being undertaken by the District.
The forecast model addresses one component in a broader potable water service level analysis need within the District. While the model is being prepared specifically to support the current Planning effort, it is also designed to serve as an ongoing scenario analysis tool that can take into account the effects of other District activities that are related in one way or another to the service level management function. These may include the District's Water Conservation Program (reduction of per capita consumption), the Habitat Conservation Plan, the Forest Management Plan and other activities.
Once completed, the forecast model will provide the District with a computerized method for calculating potential future water service demand scenarios, thereby providing a powerful tool for the formation and analysis of alternative service level reduction strategies. The model utilizes the geographic data and analysis tools already contained in District's geographic information system (GIS), and extends this infrastructure to include new information, as a strategic part of the District's incremental GIS development strategy..