NOAA Web Site Link Tides and Currents Home Page Transparent placeholder image

Bench Mark Sheet for 8729806, FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND FL

Superseded Epoch

Large map location marker Station Location
Small red map location marker Published bench mark
Small blue map location marker Unpublished bench mark

Bench mark positions only appear on the map if their coordinates in the CO-OPS database are at the precision of degrees/minutes/seconds/and tenths of seconds. If the coordinates are less precise, the mark will not appear.

Printable version

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8729806                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/29/2004
Name:       FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND                    
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11383                           Latitude:   30° 20.2' N (  30.33670)
USGS Quad:  GULF BREEZE                     Longitude:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


To reach the tidal bench marks at Pensacola Beach from the south end of the
highway bridge over Santa Rosa Sound, proceed south and east along State Highway
C-399 for 1.9 km (1.2 mi) to the Marva Motel on the north side of the highway. 
The bench marks are along the highway and around the Pensacola Public Beach
pavilion.  The tide gage and staff were behind and north of the motel.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9806 A 1977
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9806 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10245
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  BG4574
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sign foundation              OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 20.1' N (  30.33500)          LONGITUDE:  87°  8.2' W ( -87.13670)


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete foundation for the
Howard Johnson Motel sign, 1.8 km (1.1 mi) SE of the highway bridge over Santa
Rosa Sound, 15 m (49 ft) east of a light pole at the parking lot, 12.83 m (42.1
ft) south of the centerline of State Highway C-399, 8 m (27 ft) SW of a fire
hydrant, 0.18 m (0.6 ft) south of the north face of the sign foundation, and
0.21 m (0.7 ft) above the ground. 

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  2 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8729806                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/29/2004
Name:       FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND                    
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11383                           Latitude:   30° 20.2' N (  30.33670)
USGS Quad:  GULF BREEZE                     Longitude:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9808 B 1977
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9808 B TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10247
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  BG4568
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper-clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 20.1' N (  30.33500)          LONGITUDE:  87°  8.6' W ( -87.14330)


The bench mark is a disk set in a triangular traffic island across the street
from the Mai-Kai Motel located 1.3 km (0.8 mi) south of the highway bridge over
Santa Rosa Sound, 18.78 m (61.6 ft) south of the north edge of the traffic
island, 15.09 m (49.5 ft) SE of a light pole, 12.41 m (40.7 ft) WSW of the
centerline of State Highway C-399, and 7.10 m (23.3 ft) east of the centerline
of Fort Pickens Drive.  The bench mark is set 0.15 m (0.5 ft) below ground
level, crimped to a copper-clad steel rod driven an unspecified depth, and
encased in a PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9806 D 1984
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9806 D TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10248
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete traffic island               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 20.2' N (  30.33670)          LONGITUDE:  87°  8.2' W ( -87.13670)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the center of a concrete traffic island
east of the entrance to Mai-Tai Motel, 61 m (200 ft) south of the south edge of
State Highway C-399, 8.08 m (26.5 ft) east of the centerline of Fort Pickens
Drive, and 0.88 m (2.9 ft) SW of the NE curb of the traffic island.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  3 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8729806                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/29/2004
Name:       FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND                    
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11383                           Latitude:   30° 20.2' N (  30.33670)
USGS Quad:  GULF BREEZE                     Longitude:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9806 E 1984
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9806 E TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10249
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  BG4572
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete curb                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 20.1' N (  30.33500)          LONGITUDE:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the center of the north concrete curb of a
landscaped traffic island in front of the Santa Rosa Authority building, 19.63 m
(64.4 ft) SE of a flagpole, 13.50 m (44.3 ft) south of the SE corner of the
Santa Rosa Authority building, 7.13 m (23.4 ft) north of the centerline of the
westbound lane of State Road C-999.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9806 CC 1984
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9806 CC TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10250
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Natural Resources
                         (FLDNR)                               IDB PID#:  BG4571
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete base                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 20.1' N (  30.33500)          LONGITUDE:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of the north corner of the concrete base
for an air conditioner at the Santa Rosa Authority building, 9.63 m (31.6 ft) SW
of a lamp pole, 7.65 m (25.1 ft) NE of the side door on the NW side of the
building, and 1.89 m (6.2 ft) west of the north corner of the building.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  4 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8729806                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/29/2004
Name:       FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND                    
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11383                           Latitude:   30° 20.2' N (  30.33670)
USGS Quad:  GULF BREEZE                     Longitude:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9806 DD 1984
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9806 DD TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10251
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Natural Resources
                         (FLDNR)                               IDB PID#:  BG4573
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete base                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 20.1' N (  30.33500)          LONGITUDE:  87°  8.3' W ( -87.13830)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of the concrete base for an underground
powerline, 76 m (250 ft) east of the Santa Rosa Authority building, 20.24 m
(66.4 ft) north of the centerline of State Highway C-399, 12.50 m (41.0 ft) SE
of the centerline of a paved road leading NE, 9.42 m (30.9 ft) ENE of a light
pole, 043 m (1.4 ft) SW of the westernmost powerline pole on the north side of
the highway, and 0.76 m (2.5 ft) above the ground.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9806 EE 1984
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9806 EE TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10252
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Natural Resources
                         (FLDNR)                               IDB PID#:  BG4575
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete box drain                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 20.1' N (  30.33500)          LONGITUDE:  87°  8.0' W ( -87.13330)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete box drain, 0.5 km (0.3 mi)
east of the Santa Rosa Authority building, 18.78 m (61.6 ft) SSW of the SW
corner of the Gulf Wind Motel, 10.34 m (33.9 ft) from a power pole with light,
8.78 m (28.8 ft) north of the centerline of State Highway C-399, and 0.30 m (1.0
ft) below the highway.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  5 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8729806                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/29/2004
Name:       FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND                    
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11383                           Latitude:   30° 20.2' N (  30.33670)
USGS Quad:  GULF BREEZE                     Longitude:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9806 FF 1984
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9806 FF TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10253
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Natural Resources
                         (FLDNR)                               IDB PID#:  BG4576
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete walkway                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 20.1' N (  30.33500)          LONGITUDE:  87°  8.1' W ( -87.13500)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete walkway at the Sunray
Motel, 0.08 km (0.05 mi) east of bench mark 9806 EE 1984, 11 m (37 ft) south of
the centerline of State Highway C-399, 3 m (9 ft) west of the centerline of the
central driveway to the motel, and 0.34 m (1.1 ft) NE of a concrete column.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  6 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8729806                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/29/2004
Name:       FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND                    
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11383                           Latitude:   30° 20.2' N (  30.33670)
USGS Quad:  GULF BREEZE                     Longitude:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      2 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           May 1985 - June 1985
     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   =  0.391
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.370
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.193
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.193
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.126
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.016
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     9806 A 1977                                 1.853    1.483
     9808 B 1977                                 1.745    1.375
     9806 D 1984                                 2.509    2.139
     9806 E 1984                                 3.028    2.658
     9806 CC 1984                                3.410    3.040
     9806 DD 1984                                3.088    2.718
     9806 EE 1984                                1.494    1.124
     9806 FF 1984                                1.730    1.360


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  7 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8729806                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/29/2004
Name:       FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND                    
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11383                           Latitude:   30° 20.2' N (  30.33670)
USGS Quad:  GULF BREEZE                     Longitude:  87°  8.4' W ( -87.14000)


                             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.

Return to Top
Products available at 8729806 FISHING BEND, SANTA ROSA SOUND, FL

Revised: 10/15/2013
NOAA / National Ocean Service
Web site owner: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services