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Bench Mark Sheet for 8729511, DESTIN, EAST PASS FL

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  6

                                                                                
Station ID: 8729511                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       DESTIN, EAST PASS                                 
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11388                           Latitude:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)
USGS Quad:  FORT WALTON BEACH               Longitude:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the Destin Post Office, proceed west on U.S.
Highway 98 for 0.8 km (0.5 mi) to the NE end of the bridge over Destin Pass. 
The bench marks are along U.S. Highway 98.  The tide gage and staff were located
40 m (131 ft) NW of the NE corner of the bridge.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9511 A 1988
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9511 TIDAL A

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10145
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sea wall                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)          LONGITUDE:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


The primary bench mark is a disk located on the northerly end of a concrete
seawall, below and southof the east end of the Highway 98 bridge over Destin
Pass, 3.54 m (11.6 ft) east of the NW corner of the seawall, and 0.15 m (0.5 ft)
south of the north face of the seawall.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9511 C 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9511 TIDAL C

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10146
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  BG3660
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bridge railing                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)          LONGITUDE:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of the bridge railing at the NE end of
the U.S. Highway 98 westbound bridge over Destin Pass, 4.57 m (15.0 ft) SE of
the centerline of the bridge, and 0.91 m (3.0 ft) above the level of the
highway.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729511                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       DESTIN, EAST PASS                                 
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11388                           Latitude:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)
USGS Quad:  FORT WALTON BEACH               Longitude:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  TIDAL-1 1979
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9511 TIDAL 1 1979 USE

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        10148
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers (USE)      IDB PID#:  BG3659
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)          LONGITUDE:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, near the NE end
of the U.S. Highway 98 bridge over Destin Pass, 10.06 m (33.0 ft) east of the SE
end of the NE bridge abutment, 12.95 m (42.5 ft) SE of the centerline of the
highway, 2.44 m (8.0 ft) SW of a telephone pole, and 0.15 m (0.5 ft) above
ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  ELEV. 28.498 USGS LC RESE
                         DESIGNATION:          28.498 USGS RESET 1978

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        10149
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Transportation
                         (FLDT)                                IDB PID#:  BG3422
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete abutment                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)          LONGITUDE:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


The bench mark is a disk set in the NE abutment of the U.S. Highway 98 bridge
over Destin Pass, 0.3 km (0.2 mi) west of bench mark Z 177 1957, and 7 m (23 ft)
NW of the centerline of the bridge.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729511                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       DESTIN, EAST PASS                                 
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11388                           Latitude:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)
USGS Quad:  FORT WALTON BEACH               Longitude:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO STAMPING 2
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9511 FLDOT 2
                         ALIAS:                NO STAMPING 2

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        10150
AGENCY:                  Florida Depratment of Transportation
                         (FLDOT)                               IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bridge pavement                       OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)          LONGITUDE:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


The bench mark is a disk set on the east bound lanes, at the east end of the
bridge, at north concrete bridge ceiling of the Highway 98 Bridge over Destin
Pass, and 2.47 m (8.1 ft) west of the east end of the railing.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729511                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       DESTIN, EAST PASS                                 
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11388                           Latitude:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)
USGS Quad:  FORT WALTON BEACH               Longitude:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO STAMPING 3
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9511 FLDOT 3
                         ALIAS:                NO STAMPING 3

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10151
AGENCY:                  Florida Depratment of Transportation
                         (FLDOT)                               IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bridge curb                           OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)          LONGITUDE:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


The bench mark is a disk set flush on the north curb of the bridge, at the east
end of the bridge over Destin Pass, 2.77 m (9.1 ft) west of the east end of the
concrete bridge rail, and 0.24 m (0.8 ft) north of the south face of the curb.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  DNC 1985
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9511 DNC

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        10152
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers (USE)      IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bridge railing                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)          LONGITUDE:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


The bench mark is a disk located at the east end of the Highway 98 bridge over
Destin Pass, 6.34 m (20.8 ft) NNE of the east end of the north concrete bridge
rail, 4.30 m (14.1 ft) NNW of the utility pole, and 1.10 m (3.6 ft) south of the
west end of the white decorative cinder block wall.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729511                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       DESTIN, EAST PASS                                 
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11388                           Latitude:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)
USGS Quad:  FORT WALTON BEACH               Longitude:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at DESTIN, EAST PASS based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      10 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           May 1992 - February 1993
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8729840 PENSACOLA, PENSACOLA BAY


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.186
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.184
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.094
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.086
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.003
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 = -0.037

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     9511 A 1988                                 1.590    1.406
     9511 C 1978                                 8.948    8.764
     TIDAL-1 1979                                8.079    7.895
     ELEV. 28.498 USGS LC RESE                   8.528    8.344
     NO STAMPING 2                               9.279    9.095
     NO STAMPING 3                               8.530    8.346
     DNC 1985                                    8.681    8.497


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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729511                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       DESTIN, EAST PASS                                 
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11388                           Latitude:   30° 23.7' N (  30.39500)
USGS Quad:  FORT WALTON BEACH               Longitude:  86° 30.8' W ( -86.51330)


                             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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