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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of Washington Avenue and
Biscayne Street at the south side of Miami Beach, proceed east along Biscayne
Street to the end of the street and the beginning of the concrete municipal
pier. The bench marks are around the pier area and southerly along Government
Cut. The gage and staff were on the pier.


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  BM NO 6
                         DESIGNATION:          6

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:         5785
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers (USE)      IDB PID#:  AC2231
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Metal pipe                            OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.0' N (  25.76670)          LONGITUDE:  80°  8.1' W ( -80.13500)


The bench mark is a disk set at Government Cut, in the center of the road
paralleling Government Cut, beneath a rectangular iron cover, 0.08 km (0.05 mi)
south of the south end of Collins Avenue, 57.97 m (190.2 ft) east of the road to
Government Cut, and 22 m (72 ft) ESE of the SE corner of a wood frame building.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7 1937
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3170 TIDAL 7

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5774
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AC2244
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete base                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.0' N (  25.76670)          LONGITUDE:  80°  8.2' W ( -80.13670)


The bench mark is a disk set in the NW side of the concrete base of the east
post of the entrance gate of the road leading to the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers office building, 91 m (300 ft) south of the intersection of Washington
Avenue and Biscayne Street, 2 m (8 ft) east of the extended centerline of
Washington Avenue, and 0.15 m (0.5 ft) above the ground.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9 1955
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3170 TIDAL 9

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5775
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AC2240
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier deck                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)          LONGITUDE:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete pier deck, at the east end of
Biscayne Street, 112 m (366 ft) east of the west end of the municipal pier, 12 m
(39 ft) NW of the NE corner of the womens restroom, and 0.15 m (0.5 ft) south of
the south face of the north guardrail of the pier.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 10 1956
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3170 TIDAL 10

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5776
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AC2246
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete base                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)          LONGITUDE:  80°  8.2' W ( -80.13670)


The bnech mark is a disk set in top of the NW corner of the concrete base to
light pole #166D6, at the west end of Biscayne Street near the NW corner of the
South Shore Recreation Park, 62 m (204 ft) west of the intersection of Biscayne
Street and Alton Road, 19 m (62 ft) east of the west edge of the bulkhead on the
water front, 2.90 m (9.5 ft) NE of the east edge of the north entrance to the
recreation building, and at ground level.

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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


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                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  MH 17 1963
                         DESIGNATION:          MH 17 USE

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:         5777
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers (USE)      IDB PID#:  AC2238
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete foundation                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.0' N (  25.76670)          LONGITUDE:  80°  8.2' W ( -80.13670)


The bench mark is a disk set in the NE concrete foundation of the Corps of
Engineers Boathouse (Building No.5) on the north bank of Government Cut,  12.07
m (39.6 ft) SE of the south corner of warehouse building No. 25, and 6.86 m
(22.5 ft) west of the NW corner of building No.7.

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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  DINO NO 1 1967 1971
                         DESIGNATION:          DINO RM 1

MONUMENTATION:           Reference Mark disk                   VM#:         5778
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AC3190
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 45.9' N (  25.76500)          LONGITUDE:  80°  8.0' W ( -80.13330)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, in the center of
a circular drive near the SE corner of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
property, 18 m (59 ft) west of a north-south chain link fence along the property
boundary, and at ground level.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  MB 20 1973
                         DESIGNATION:          MB 20 ARTA

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:         5779
AGENCY:                  Unknown                               IDB PID#:  AC3183
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)          LONGITUDE:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete near the 90 degree bend of
the municipal pier, 9 m (29 ft) SSE of Bench Mark 9 1955, and 0.3 m (1 ft) north
of the south face of the pier.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 3 1974
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3170 TIDAL 3 1974

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5780
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AC3184
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)          LONGITUDE:  80°  7.8' W ( -80.13000)


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in concrete at the south and outer
end of the municipal pier, 9 m (30 ft) west of the se corner of the pier, 0.18 m
(0.6 ft) north of the south guard rail, and SE of bench mark 9 1955.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 1 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3170 TIDAL 1 1975

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5782
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AC3186
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)          LONGITUDE:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in concrete at the NW corner of the west end
of the municipal pier at the east end of Biscayne Street, 23 m (77 ft) ENE of
bench mark NO 2 1975, 5.55 m (18.2 ft) west of the first light pole on the north
side of the pier from the west end, 5.52 m (18.1 ft) north of the north side of
the walk to the pier, and 0.30 m (1.0 ft) south of the north face of the pier.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 2 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3170 TIDAL 2 1975

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5783
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AC3187
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete floor                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)          LONGITUDE:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete floor of the covered seating
area at the west end of the municipal pier at the east end of Biscayne Street,
13.23 m (43.4 ft) SW of the NE corner of the covered area, and 5.09 m (16.7 ft)
north of the SW corner of the covered area.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 3 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3170 TIDAL 3 1975

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5784
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AC3189
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sidewalk                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)          LONGITUDE:  80°  8.0' W ( -80.13330)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the sidewalk at the NE corner of the
intersection of Biscayne Street and Ocean Drive, 70 m (230 ft) west of bench
mark NO 2 1975, 12 m (39 ft) south of a fire hydrant, and 3.20 m (10.5 ft) NE of
the intersection corner curbing.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER) based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      9 Years
     TIME PERIOD:           January 1970 - December 1978
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8724580 KEY WEST


Elevations of tidal datums referred to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), in METERS:

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (09/08/1965)         =  1.892
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.823
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.798
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.721
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.428
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.423
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.049
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (03/24/1936)         = -0.547

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     BM NO 6                                     2.130    1.332
     7 1937                                      1.482    0.684
     9 1955                                      3.399    2.601
     NO 10 1956                                  1.537    0.738
     MH 17 1963                                  1.678    0.880
     DINO NO 1 1967 1971                         2.712    1.914
     MB 20 1973                                  3.417    2.619
     NO 3 1974                                   3.408    2.610
     NO 1 1975                                   3.376    2.578
     NO 2 1975                                   2.836    2.038
     NO 3 1975                                   2.664    1.866


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Station ID: 8723170                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/16/2003
Name:       MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)                           
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11468                           Latitude:   25° 46.1' N (  25.76830)
USGS Quad:  MIAMI BEACH                     Longitude:  80°  7.9' W ( -80.13170)


                             D E F I N I T I O N S


Mean Sea Level (MSL) is a tidal datum determined over a 19-year National Tidal
Datum Epoch.  It pertains to local mean sea level and should not be confused
with the fixed datums of North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88).

NAVD88 is a fixed datum derived from a simultaneous, least squares, minimum
constraint adjustment of Canadian/Mexican/United States leveling observations.
Local mean sea level observed at Father Point/Rimouski, Canada was held fixed as
the single initial constraint.  NAVD88 replaces NGVD29 as the national
standard geodetic reference for heights.  Bench mark elevations relative to
NAVD88 are available from NGS through the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

NGVD29 is a fixed datum adopted as a national standard geodetic reference for
heights but is now considered superseded.  NGVD29 is sometimes referred to as
Sea Level Datum of 1929 or as Mean Sea Level on some early issues of Geological
Survey Topographic Quads.  NGVD29 was originally derived from a general
adjustment of the first-order leveling networks of the U.S. and Canada after
holding mean sea level observed at 26 long term tide stations as fixed.
Numerous local and wide-spread adjustments have been made since establishment in
1929.  Bench mark elevations relative to NGVD29 are available from the National
Geodetic Survey (NGS) data base via the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

NAVD88 and NGVD29 are fixed geodetic datums whose elevation relationships to
local MSL and other tidal datums may not be consistent from one location to
another.

The Vertical Mark Number (VM#) and PID# shown on the bench mark sheet are unique
identifiers for bench marks in the tidal and geodetic databases, respectively.
Each bench mark in either database has a single, unique VM# and/or PID# assigned.
Where both VM# and PID# are indicated, both tidal and geodetic elevations are
available for the bench mark listed. The NGS's Integrated Data Base (IDB PID)
provides geodetic datum based on traditionally leveled and bluebooked ties to
the National Spatial Reference System(NSRS) https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/datasheets/.
The NGS Online Positioning User Service (OPUS PID) provides geodetic datum based
on GPS position & tie it to the NSRS https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/OPUS/.

The NAVD88 elevation is shown on the Elevations of Tidal Datums Table Referred
to MLLW only when two or more of the bench marks listed have NAVD88 elevations.
The NAVD88 elevation relationship shown in the table is derived from an average
of several bench mark elevations relative to tide station datum.  As a result of
this averaging, NAVD88 bench mark elevations computed indirectly from the tidal
datums elevation table may differ slightly from NAVD88 elevations listed for
each bench mark in the NGS database.

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