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Bench Mark Sheet for 8723289, CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY FL

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                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  8

                                                                                
Station ID: 8723289                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11463                           Latitude:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)
USGS Quad:  PERRINE                         Longitude:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and
Richmond Drive in Perrine, proceed east on Richmond Drive for 3.9 km (2.4 mi) to
its end at a paved road, then proceed south and east on the paved road for 0.24
km (0.15 mi) to its end.  The bench marks are in the vicinity of the boat basin.
 The tide gage and staff were located in the boat basin just north of bench mark
L 317 1970.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  E 270 1966
                         DESIGNATION:          E 270

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:         5806
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AC2055
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 18.5' W ( -80.30830)


The primary bench mark is a disk set in the top of a 0.76 m x 1.22 m (2.5 ft x 4
ft) rock outcrop located near the eastern end of Richmond Drive and on the west
side of the paved road leading north-south, 61.26 m (201.0 ft) NW of bench mark
17.372, 35.05 m (115 ft) SW of the center of the road junction, 26.67 m (87.5
ft) SW and across the road from a USGS test well, and 8.23 m (27.0 ft) west of
the centerline of the road.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723289                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11463                           Latitude:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)
USGS Quad:  PERRINE                         Longitude:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  17.372
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3289 TIDAL 2

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5805
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AC2051
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete fence post                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 36.8' N (  25.61330)          LONGITUDE:  80° 18.5' W ( -80.30830)


The bench mark is a disk set vertically in the west face of a large corner post
at the SW corner of the 2.44 m (8.0 ft) high stone fence around the Deering
estate property, 9.45 m (31 ft) south of the road junction, 7.92 m (26 ft) east
of the centerline of the road, and 0.43 m (1.4 ft) above ground level.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723289                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11463                           Latitude:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)
USGS Quad:  PERRINE                         Longitude:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  F 270 1966
                         DESIGNATION:          F 270

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:         5807
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AC2050
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 18.5' W ( -80.30830)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in a 3.05 (10.0 ft) wide rock outcrop, 46.48
m (152.5 ft) east of bench mark 17.372, 4.11 m (13.5 ft) north of the centerline
of the road, 0.98 m (3.2 ft) south of the south face of the concrete wall.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723289                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11463                           Latitude:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)
USGS Quad:  PERRINE                         Longitude:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  L 317 1970
                         DESIGNATION:          L 317

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:         5808
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Survey (NGS)        IDB PID#:  AC2053
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sea wall                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in a drill hole in the top of a concrete sea
wall at the west end of a small boat basin, 11.80 m (38.7 ft) south of the SW
corner of the concrete dock, and level with the ground.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723289                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11463                           Latitude:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)
USGS Quad:  PERRINE                         Longitude:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  M 317 1970
                         DESIGNATION:          M 317

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:         5809
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Survey (NGS)        IDB PID#:  AC2049
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sea wall                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 36.7' N (  25.61170)          LONGITUDE:  80° 18.5' W ( -80.30830)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in a drill hole in the top of a concrete sea
wall at the south edge of the Deering estate property, 3.57 m (11.7 ft) east of
SE corner of the concrete wall, and 0.30 m (1.0 ft) above the floor of the pier
which extends out into Biscayne Bay.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  3289 F 1982 BSM
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3289 F TIDAL FLDNR

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5810
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Natural Resources
                         (FLDNR)                               IDB PID#:  AC3328
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


The bench mark is a disk set in a 3.05 m (10.0 ft) wide rock outcrop, 53.10 m
(174.2 ft) east of the SW corner of the concrete wall, 4.11 m (13.5 ft) north of
the centerline of the road to the waterfront, and 0.55 m (1.8 ft) south of the
wall.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723289                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11463                           Latitude:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)
USGS Quad:  PERRINE                         Longitude:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  3289 G 1982 BSM
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3289 G TIDAL FLDNR

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5811
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Natural Resources
                         (FLDNR)                               IDB PID#:  AC3327
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


The bench mark is a disk set in a rock outcrop, 28.01 m (91.9 ft) SE of the SW
corner of the concrete wall and bench mark 17.372, 10.27 m (33.7 ft) south of
the concrete wall, 5 m (18 ft) south of the centerline of the road to the
waterfront.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723289                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11463                           Latitude:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)
USGS Quad:  PERRINE                         Longitude:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 YEAR
     TIME PERIOD:           January 1971 - December 1971
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8723170 MIAMI BEACH (CITY PIER)


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (12/23/1971)         =  1.051
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.649
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.631
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.592
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.336
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.334
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.040
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (02/19/1972)         = -0.430

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     E 270 1966                                  4.108    3.477
     17.372                                      5.424    4.793
     F 270 1966                                  4.927    4.296
     L 317 1970                                  1.158    0.527
     M 317 1970                                  1.414    0.783
     3289 F 1982 BSM                             4.504    3.873
     3289 G 1982 BSM                             5.201    4.570


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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723289                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       CUTLER, BISCAYNE BAY                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11463                           Latitude:   25° 36.9' N (  25.61500)
USGS Quad:  PERRINE                         Longitude:  80° 18.3' W ( -80.30500)


                             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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