Superseded Bench Mark Sheet for 8726539, NEWMAN BRANCH

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  02/27/1984
Station ID: 8726539                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       NEWMAN BRANCH CREEK, HILLSBOROUGH BAY             
            FLORIDA
NOAA Chart: 11413                                  Latitude:         27° 47.0' N
USGS Quad:  GIBSONTON                              Longitude:        82° 24.4' W


To reach the tidal bench marks from Apollo Beach Post Office travel 3.5 miles
(5.6 km) west on Apollo Beach Boulevard to Dickman Drive, then north on Dickman
Drive 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to Newman Branch Creek.  The bench marks are in the
vicinity of Dickman Drive and Newman Branch Creek.  The tide gage and staff were
on the end of a small pier west of Dickman Drive bridge over Newman Branch
Creek.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  6539 A 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     6552
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AG7597
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper-Clad Steel Rod


The bench mark is located west of Dickman Drive near Newman Branch, 230 feet (70
m) west of the NW corner of the bridge over the creek, 0.8 feet (0.2 m) south of
a witness post, set on top of a rod driven to 40 feet (12.2 m) and encased in a
pipe projecting 0.2 feet (0.06 m).



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  6539 B 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     6553
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AG7596
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Bridge Abutment


The bench mark is located west of Dickman Drive near Newman Branch, 240 feet
(73.2 m) east of Bench Mark 6539 A 1977, 61 feet (18.6 m) north of the south end
of the bridge, 21 feet (6.4 m) west of the centerline of Dickman Drive and 1
foot (0.3 m) below the road.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  2 of  4

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  02/27/1984
Station ID: 8726539                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       NEWMAN BRANCH CREEK, HILLSBOROUGH BAY             
            FLORIDA
NOAA Chart: 11413                                  Latitude:         27° 47.0' N
USGS Quad:  GIBSONTON                              Longitude:        82° 24.4' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  6539 C 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     6554
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AG7598
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Bridge Abutment


The bench mark is located east of Dickman Drive near the SE corner of the bridge
over Newman Branch Creek, 75 feet (22.9 m) SE of Bench Mark 6539 B 1977, 20 feet
(6.1 m) east of the centerline of Dickman Drive, 2.2 feet (0.7 m) east of the SE
corner of the bridge and 1 foot (0.3 m) below the road.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  6539 E 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     6555
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AG7599
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Bridge Abutment


The bench mark is located west of Dickman Drive set in the abutment of a small
bridge over a canal, 0.3 mile (0.5 km) south of Newman Branch Bridge, 61 feet
(18.6 m) north of south end of the bridge over the canal, 20 feet (6.1 m) west
of the centerline of Dickman Drive, 2 feet (0.6 m) SW of NE corner of bridge and
1 foot (0.3 m) below the road.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  6539 F 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     6556
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AG7600
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Bridge Abutment


The bench mark is located east of Dickman Drive set in the abutment of a small
bridge over a canal, 0.3 mile (0.5 km) south of Newman Branch Bridge, 75 feet
(22.9 m) SE of Bench Mark 6539 E 1977, 20 feet (6.1 m) east of the centerline of
Dickman Drive, 2.2 feet (0.7 m) east of the SE corner of the bridge and 1 foot
(0.3 m) below the road.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  3 of  4

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  02/27/1984
Station ID: 8726539                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       NEWMAN BRANCH CREEK, HILLSBOROUGH BAY             
            FLORIDA
NOAA Chart: 11413                                  Latitude:         27° 47.0' N
USGS Quad:  GIBSONTON                              Longitude:        82° 24.4' W


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at NEWMAN BRANCH CREEK, HILLSBOROUGH BAY based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      3 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           APRIL-JUNE 1977
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1960-1978
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8726537 APOLLO BEACH


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (06/02/1977)         =   3.67
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =   2.54
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =   2.26
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =   1.34
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =   0.42
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =   0.00
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (04/08/1977)         =  -0.96

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In FEET above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     6539 A 1977                                 3.27      1.01
     6539 B 1977                                10.08      7.82
     6539 C 1977                                10.10      7.84
     6539 E 1977                                10.10      7.84
     6539 F 1977                                10.17      7.91


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  4 of  4

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  02/27/1984
Station ID: 8726539                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       NEWMAN BRANCH CREEK, HILLSBOROUGH BAY             
            FLORIDA
NOAA Chart: 11413                                  Latitude:         27° 47.0' N
USGS Quad:  GIBSONTON                              Longitude:        82° 24.4' W


                             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 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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