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Bench Mark Sheet for 8727246, CHASSAHOWITZKA RIVER FL

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8727246                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       CHASSAHOWITZKA RIVER                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11409                           Latitude:   28° 42.9' N (  28.71500)
USGS Quad:  CHASSAHOWITZKA                  Longitude:  82° 34.6' W ( -82.57670)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the First Baptist Church in Chassahowitzka,
proceed west on County Road C-480 for 0.8 km (0.5 mi) to South McClung Loop,
then west on South McClung Loop for 0.2 km (0.1 mi) to the river.  The bench
marks are located in the area and along County Road C-480. The tide gage and
staff were located on a USGS platform in the river.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7246 A 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7246 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7755
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AL7704
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 42.8' N (  28.71330)          LONGITUDE:  82° 34.5' W ( -82.57500)


The primary bench mark is a disk located 0.8 km (0.5 mi) west of the First
Baptist Church, 111 m (365 ft) north of bench mark 7246 C 1978, 19 m (61 ft) NW
of the centerline of County Road C-480, 14.97 m (49.1 ft) SSW of a buff-colored
cinder block house, and 1.04 m (3.4 ft) east of a powerline pole with a witness
sign attached.  The bench mark is set 5 cm (0.2 ft) above ground level, crimped
to the top of a stainless steel rod driven 14.6 m (48 ft) to refusal, and
encased in PVC pipe with a concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  2 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8727246                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       CHASSAHOWITZKA RIVER                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11409                           Latitude:   28° 42.9' N (  28.71500)
USGS Quad:  CHASSAHOWITZKA                  Longitude:  82° 34.6' W ( -82.57670)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7246 B 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7246 B TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7756
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AL7706
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 42.8' N (  28.71330)          LONGITUDE:  82° 34.6' W ( -82.57670)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, 26.61 m (87.3
ft) ESE of the SE corner of a board and batten house, 15.24 m (50.0 ft) south of
the centerline of South McClung Loop, 12.74 m (41.8 ft) east of the center hole
for a recreational vehicle dumping station at Lykes Chassahowitzka Campground, 1
m (3 ft) SW of power pole #37 with a witness sign attached, and 0.06 m (0.2 ft)
below ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7246 C 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7246 C TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7757
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AL7705
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 42.8' N (  28.71330)          LONGITUDE:  82° 34.5' W ( -82.57500)


The bench mark is a disk located 134 m (440 ft) east of bench mark 7246 B 1978,
19.23 m (63.1 ft) NNE of the NE corner of a green stucco house, 7.35 m (24.1 ft)
west of the centerline of a paved road leading to Chassahowitzka Village, 5.09 m
(16.7 ft) south of the centerline of South McClung Loop, 0.82 m (2.7 ft) WNW of
a witness post, and 0.58 m (1.9 ft) SW of a powerline pole.  The bench mark is
crimped to the top of a stainless steel rod driven 9.8 m (32 ft) to refusal, and
encased in a PVC pipe with concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  3 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8727246                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       CHASSAHOWITZKA RIVER                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11409                           Latitude:   28° 42.9' N (  28.71500)
USGS Quad:  CHASSAHOWITZKA                  Longitude:  82° 34.6' W ( -82.57670)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7246 D 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7246 D TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7758
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AL7703
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID#: AL7703
LATITUDE:   28° 42.8' N (  28.71330)          LONGITUDE:  82° 34.4' W ( -82.57330)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, 147 m (483 ft)
east of bench mark 7246 A 1978, 13.47 m (44.2 ft) north of the centerline of
County Road C-480, 11.46 m (37.6 ft) east of the SE corner of the Chassahowitzka
Lodge, 0.85 m (2.8 ft) west of a telephone booth, 0.82 m (2.7 ft) south of a
metal  witness post, and 0.06 m (0.2 ft) below ground level.  NOTE: Mark not
found in 1994 by US Power Squadron.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7246 E E 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7246 E TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7759
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AL7702
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 42.9' N (  28.71500)          LONGITUDE:  82° 34.1' W ( -82.56830)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, 0.6 km (0.4 mi)
east of bench mark 7246 D 1978, 10.82 m (35.5 ft) north of the centerline of
County Road C-480, 10 m (32 ft) west of the centerline of Riviera Drive, 8.81 m
(28.9 ft) SE of the SE corner of the First Baptist Church, 0.85 m (2.8 ft) north
of a powerline pole with a witness sign attached.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  4 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8727246                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       CHASSAHOWITZKA RIVER                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11409                           Latitude:   28° 42.9' N (  28.71500)
USGS Quad:  CHASSAHOWITZKA                  Longitude:  82° 34.6' W ( -82.57670)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at CHASSAHOWITZKA RIVER based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      5 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           June 1978 - October 1978
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8727520 CEDAR KEY, GULF OF MEXICO


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.177
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.143
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.087
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.080
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.031
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 = -0.088

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     7246 A 1978                                 2.425    2.282
     7246 B 1978                                 1.606    1.463
     7246 C 1978                                 2.216    2.073
     7246 D 1978                                 2.859    2.716
     7246 E E 1978                               2.161    2.018


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  5 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8727246                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       CHASSAHOWITZKA RIVER                              
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11409                           Latitude:   28° 42.9' N (  28.71500)
USGS Quad:  CHASSAHOWITZKA                  Longitude:  82° 34.6' W ( -82.57670)


                             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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