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Bench Mark Sheet for 8764227, LAWMA, Amerada Pass LA

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8764227                                PUBLICATION DATE:  01/27/2014
Name:       LAWMA, AMERADA PASS                               
            LOUISIANA
NOAA Chart: 11354                                  Latitude:         29° 27.0' N
USGS Quad:  POINTAU FER NE                         Longitude:        91° 20.3' W


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and
Berwick Road at the west foot of the Morgan City Bridge, proceed south on
Berwick Road for 1.9 km (1.20 mi) then turn west on River Road for 3.5 km (2.15
mi) to the boat launch facilities. Proceed by boat SW on the Atchafalaya River
for 33.8 km (21.00 mi) to channel marker 47, head right in a westerly direction
for 1.7 km (1.05 mi) then proceed south for approximately 0.5 km (0.30 mi) to
the Louisiana Wildlife Management Area. The bench marks are located in the
vicinity of the wildlife management area. The tide gage is located at the mouth
of the Lawma Canal on a 3.00 m x 3.00 m (9.8 ft x 9.8 ft) raised platform on top
of a single pile structure.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4227 A 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          876 4227 A

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                        VM#:    18163
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)              PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod


The primary bench mark is a flange-encased located in the vicinity of the
wildlife management area, driven 32 m (105.0 ft) north of the boat shed, 30 m
(98.4 ft) west of the WMA sleeping quarters, and 1 m (3.28 ft) east of the
Carsonite witness post.  The datum point is set 0.05 m (0.16 ft) below grade
crimped to a stainless steel rod driven 23 m (75.5 ft) to refusal, and encased
in 5-inch PVC pipe with logo cap.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  227 B 2006
                         DESIGNATION:          876 4227 B

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                        VM#:    18164
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)              PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod


The bench mark is a flange-encased rod located 93.4 m (306.4 ft) north of the
boat shed, 27.7 m (90.9 ft) east of the oak tree, and 2.0 m (6.6 ft) WNW of the
Carsonite witness post.  The datum point is set 0.05 m (0.16 ft) below grade,
crimped to a stainless steel rod driven 23 m (75.5 ft) to refusal and encased in
a 5-inch PVC pipe with logo cap.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8764227                                PUBLICATION DATE:  01/27/2014
Name:       LAWMA, AMERADA PASS                               
            LOUISIANA
NOAA Chart: 11354                                  Latitude:         29° 27.0' N
USGS Quad:  POINTAU FER NE                         Longitude:        91° 20.3' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2227 C
                         DESIGNATION:          876 4227 C

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                        VM#:    18165
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)              PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod


The bench mark is a flange-encased rod located 23 m (75.5 ft) SSE of the boat
north edge of the Lawma property, 10.5 m (34.4 ft) SW of the WMA headquarters
sign, and 0.6 m (2.0 ft) WNW of the Carsonite witness post.  The datum point is
set 0.05 m (0.16 ft) below grade, crimped to a stainless steel rod driven 23 m
(75.5 ft) to refusal and encased in a 5-inch PVC pipe with logo cap.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  227 D 2006
                         DESIGNATION:          876 4227 D

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                        VM#:    18166
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)              PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod


The bench mark is a flange-encased rod driven 17.4 m (57.1 ft) south of the boat
ramp, 16.0 m (52.5 ft) NNE of the south corner of the bulkhead, and 0.3 m (0.98
ft) WNW of the west side of the boat shed.  The datum point is set 0.03 m (0.098
ft) below grade, crimped to a stainless steel rod driven 23 m (75.5 ft) to
refusal, and encased in a 5-inch PVC pipe with logo cap.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8764227                                PUBLICATION DATE:  01/27/2014
Name:       LAWMA, AMERADA PASS                               
            LOUISIANA
NOAA Chart: 11354                                  Latitude:         29° 27.0' N
USGS Quad:  POINTAU FER NE                         Longitude:        91° 20.3' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  227 E 2006
                         DESIGNATION:          876 4227 E

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                        VM#:    18167
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)              PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Small tower foundation


The bench mark is a disk set flush on the concrete foundation holding the Rohn
tower, 3.2 m (10.5 FT) NW of the orange tree, 2.8 m (9.2 ft) south of the WMA
sleeping quarters, 0.3 m (1.0 ft) NW of the Rohn tower.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  GPS GAGE 36
                         DESIGNATION:          GPS GAGE 36

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                        VM#:    18999
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)              PID#:  DJ9384
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod in sleeve


The bench mark is flange-encased rod driven located 1.7 m (5.6 ft) south of the
east bank of the eastern most camp basin on the south side of the LAWMA canal,
10.1 m (33.1 ft) west of the west bank of Amerada pass, 1 m (3.28 ft) 38.7 m
(126.96 ft) north of the south woods line of the camp area.  The datum point is
set 0.03 m (0.098 ft) below grade being a stainless steel rod driven 23 m (75.5
ft) to refusal and encased in a 5-inch PVC pipe with logo cap.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8764227                                PUBLICATION DATE:  01/27/2014
Name:       LAWMA, AMERADA PASS                               
            LOUISIANA
NOAA Chart: 11354                                  Latitude:         29° 27.0' N
USGS Quad:  POINTAU FER NE                         Longitude:        91° 20.3' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4227 F 2010
                         DESIGNATION:          876 4227 F

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                        VM#:    19723
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey/Service (NoS)       PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod


The flange-encased rod is located 15.2 m (50 ft) SSW of SW corner of public
restrooms, 5.2 m (17 ft) NW of 12 inch diameter cypress tree, 4.7 m (15.5 ft)
south of Louisiana department of wildlife and fisheries designated camping area
sign, 3.0 m (10 ft) ESE of the waters edge, 2.43 m (8 ft) ESE of witness post. 
The datum point is set flush to ground, being the top of a stainless steel rod
driven 27.4 m (90 ft) to refusal, and encased in a 6 inch (15 cm) National
Geodetic Survey Logo Cap.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4227 G 2010
                         DESIGNATION:          876 4227 G

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                        VM#:    19724
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey/Service (NOS)       PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod


The bench mark is a flange-encased rod located 26.8 m (88 ft) east of NE corner
of pinic table, 12.8 m (42 ft) NE of yellow do not enter sign, 5.8 m (19 ft)
east of 18 in diameter pecan tree, 2.4 m (8 ft) NW of restricted area no
trespassing LDWF sign, 1.1 m (3.5 ft) west of witness post.  The datum point is
set flush to ground, being the top of a stainless steel rod driven 27.4 m (90
ft) to refusal, and encased in a 6 inch (15 cm) National Geodetic Survey logo
cap.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8764227                                PUBLICATION DATE:  01/27/2014
Name:       LAWMA, AMERADA PASS                               
            LOUISIANA
NOAA Chart: 11354                                  Latitude:         29° 27.0' N
USGS Quad:  POINTAU FER NE                         Longitude:        91° 20.3' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4227 H 2010
                         DESIGNATION:          876 4227 H

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                           VM#:    19725
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey/Service (NOS)       PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod


The bench mark is a flange-encased rod located 45.1 m (148 ft) ESE of camping
redgistration box, 30.8 m (101 ft) south of south corner of pinic table, 22.1 m
(72.5 ft) west of large keep out sign, 14.0 m (46 ft) ESE of 1.2 m (4 ft)
diameter pecan tree, 2.1 m (7 ft) north of witness post.  The datum point is set
flush to ground, being the top of a stainless steel rod driven 27.4 m (90 ft) to
refusal, and encased in a 6 inch (15 cm) National Geodetic Survey Logo cap.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8764227                                PUBLICATION DATE:  01/27/2014
Name:       LAWMA, AMERADA PASS                               
            LOUISIANA
NOAA Chart: 11354                                  Latitude:         29° 27.0' N
USGS Quad:  POINTAU FER NE                         Longitude:        91° 20.3' W


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at LAWMA, AMERADA PASS based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      5 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           June 2007 - May 2009 and Nov. 2009 - Oct. 2012
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8770570 SABINE PASS NORTH


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (09/12/2008)         =  2.284
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.487
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.441
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.269
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.255
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.097
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (12/26/2010)         = -0.513

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     4227 A 2005                                 1.600    1.159
     227 B 2006                                  2.224    1.783
     2227 C                                      2.116    1.675
     227 D 2006                                  0.901    0.460
     227 E 2006                                  1.626    1.185
     GPS GAGE 36                                 1.149    0.708
     4227 F 2010                                 1.092    0.651
     4227 G 2010                                 0.937    0.496
     4227 H 2010                                 0.967    0.526


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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8764227                                PUBLICATION DATE:  01/27/2014
Name:       LAWMA, AMERADA PASS                               
            LOUISIANA
NOAA Chart: 11354                                  Latitude:         29° 27.0' N
USGS Quad:  POINTAU FER NE                         Longitude:        91° 20.3' 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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