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Bench Mark Sheet for 9415009, POINT SAN PEDRO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY CA

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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: 9415009                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/30/2003
Name:       POINT SAN PEDRO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY                
            CA
NOAA Chart: 18654                           Latitude:   37° 59.6' N (  37.99330)
USGS Quad:  SAN QUENTIN                     Longitude: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


To reach the tidal bench marks from San Rafael High School, proceed east on
Point San Pedro Road for 5.5 km (3.4 mi) to a road on the south side marked
Basalt Rock Company, go down the  company road, then under an overpass to a left
turn and then follow the road along the shore until it reaches a loading ramp on
the north side of a barge pier.  The bench marks are on Basalt Rock Compay
property along the shore.  The tide gauge and staff were on the Basalt Rock
Company pier near the boat ramp on San Pablo Strait.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5009 A 1979
                         DESIGNATION:          941 5009 A

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        11809
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Retaining wall                        OPUS PID#: BBCN53
LATITUDE:   37° 59.4' N (  37.99000)          LONGITUDE: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in the north retaining wall of the
northernmost barge loading ramp, 274 m (900 ft) north of a hopper structure
adjacent to a rock crusher, 18 m (60 ft) west of the pier running parallel to
the shore, 5 m (16 ft) north of the centerline of the ramp, 4 m (12 ft) NW of
the west edge of a pivoting metal loading ramp, and 0.18 m (0.6 ft) from the
edge of the foundation wall.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9415009                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/30/2003
Name:       POINT SAN PEDRO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY                
            CA
NOAA Chart: 18654                           Latitude:   37° 59.6' N (  37.99330)
USGS Quad:  SAN QUENTIN                     Longitude: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  V 551 1956
                         DESIGNATION:          V 551

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        11808
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  HT1035
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete foundation                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   37° 59.1' N (  37.98500)          LONGITUDE: 122° 26.9' W (-122.44800)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the NE corner of a foundation at the west
end of the south one of two ruins of old wooden piers, and east of the south one
of two old tin buildings along the shore.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5009 B 1979
                         DESIGNATION:          941 5009 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        11810
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Foundation wall                       OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   37° 59.4' N (  37.99000)          LONGITUDE: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the top of the north foundation wall for a
subsurface conveyor running between the crushed rock hopper to the west and a
barge loading dock to the east, 91 m (300 ft) NNE of the rock crusher, 27 m (89
ft) NNW of the NW corner of the company office, 8 m (27 ft) west of a cinder
block structure leading to the barge dock, and 4 m (13 ft) west of the
centerline of a road running north/south along the shore.

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

                                                                                
Station ID: 9415009                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/30/2003
Name:       POINT SAN PEDRO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY                
            CA
NOAA Chart: 18654                           Latitude:   37° 59.6' N (  37.99330)
USGS Quad:  SAN QUENTIN                     Longitude: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5009 C 1979
                         DESIGNATION:          941 5009 C

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        11811
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete foundation                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   37° 59.4' N (  37.99000)          LONGITUDE: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete foundation of the
northernmost tin building along the shore, in the SW corner of the east doorway
on the north side of the old fish plant building in a loading area extension of
the main foundation slab, 69 m (225 ft) SE of the south edge of the east
concrete wall forming a truck ramp for the nearby rock crusher, 14 m (46 ft)
west of the NE corner of the foundation, 2.90 m (9.5 ft) from the east of the
loading area, and 2.19 m (7.2 ft) from the north edge of the foundation.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5009 D 1979
                         DESIGNATION:          941 5009 D

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        11812
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete foundation                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   37° 59.4' N (  37.99000)          LONGITUDE: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the north corner of a concrete foundation
for an employees locker building, 30 m (100 ft) south of an old metal tank
adjacent to a group of tin buildings and a large gas storage tank to the east,
20 m (65 ft) SE of the NE corner of an asphalt-making plant, and 0.46 m (1.5 ft)
east of the north corner of the building.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9415009                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/30/2003
Name:       POINT SAN PEDRO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY                
            CA
NOAA Chart: 18654                           Latitude:   37° 59.6' N (  37.99330)
USGS Quad:  SAN QUENTIN                     Longitude: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at POINT SAN PEDRO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      6 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           May 1980 - October 1980
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  9414290 SAN FRANCISCO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.789
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.607
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.964
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.936
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.321
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     5009 A 1979                                 5.445    3.838
     V 551 1956                                  3.337    1.730
     5009 B 1979                                 5.663    4.056
     5009 C 1979                                 3.465    1.858
     5009 D 1979                                 5.341    3.734


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9415009                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/30/2003
Name:       POINT SAN PEDRO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY                
            CA
NOAA Chart: 18654                           Latitude:   37° 59.6' N (  37.99330)
USGS Quad:  SAN QUENTIN                     Longitude: 122° 26.8' W (-122.44700)


                             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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