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Bench Mark Sheet for 9455934, Port Mackenzie AK

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Station ID: 9455934                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/23/2003
Name:       PORT MACKENZIE, COOK INLET                        
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16665                           Latitude:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)
USGS Quad:  ANCHORAGE (B-8)                 Longitude: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)





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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5934 A 2001
                         DESIGNATION:          945 5934 A

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16611
AGENCY:                  Terra Surveys, LLC                    IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Boulder                               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   61° 16.0' N (  61.26670)          LONGITUDE: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in a drill hole on the top of a 0.50
m x 0.50 m (1.6 ft x 1.6 ft) boulder almost flush with a sloping beach north of
Port MacKenzie,  91.44 m (300.0 ft) north (10 degrees  magnetic) of bench mark
5934 B 2001, 27.01 m (88.6 ft) south of a 0.25m (0.8ft) diameter cottonwood with
a duplex nail 0.73 m (2.4 ft) above ground driven in the east face, 6.40 m (21.0
ft) ESE of a 0.10m (0.3ft) diameter cottonwood with a duplex nail 0.40 m (1.3
ft) above ground driven in the west face, 2.99 m (9.8 ft) N 28 E of a 1 m (3 ft)
diameter boulder with an "X" chiseled on top, and approximately at the high
water line.

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Station ID: 9455934                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/23/2003
Name:       PORT MACKENZIE, COOK INLET                        
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16665                           Latitude:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)
USGS Quad:  ANCHORAGE (B-8)                 Longitude: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5934 B 2001
                         DESIGNATION:          945 5934 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16612
AGENCY:                  Terra Surveys, LLC                    IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Boulder                               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)          LONGITUDE: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in a drill hole on the top of a 2 m x 1 m x 1
m (5 ft x 4ft x 3 ft) high boulder at the base of a bluff on the beach north of
the Port MacKenzie dock, 101.5 m (333.0 ft) north (7 degrees magnetic) of bench
mark 5934 C 2001, 91.4 m (300.0 ft) south (190 degrees magnetic) of bench mark
5934 A 2001, 7.07 m (23.2 ft) SSW of a 0.76 m x 0.61 m (2.5 ft x 2.0 ft) gray
with white strata boulder with an "X" chiseled on top, and approximately at the
high water line.

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Station ID: 9455934                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/23/2003
Name:       PORT MACKENZIE, COOK INLET                        
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16665                           Latitude:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)
USGS Quad:  ANCHORAGE (B-8)                 Longitude: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5934 C 2001
                         DESIGNATION:          945 5934 C

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16613
AGENCY:                  Terra Surveys, LLC                    IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Boulder                               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)          LONGITUDE: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in a drill hole on the top of a 1 m x 0.5 m
(3 ft x 1.6 ft) boulder almost flush with a sloping beach north of the Port
MacKenzie dock, 101.50 m (333.0 ft) south (187 degrees magnetic) of bench mark
5934 B 2001, 44.62 m (146.4 ft) north of a 1.20 m (3.9 ft) diameter 0.80 m (2.6
ft) high split boulder with an "X" chiseled in the top, 20.51 m (67.3 ft) west
of a prominent 1 m (3 ft) high boulder visible at low tide only, 8.96 m (29.4
ft) SE of a 0.20m (0.7ft) cottonwood leaning towards the beach with a duplex
nail 1 m (3 ft) above ground driven into the north face, and approximately at
the high water line.

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Station ID: 9455934                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/23/2003
Name:       PORT MACKENZIE, COOK INLET                        
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16665                           Latitude:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)
USGS Quad:  ANCHORAGE (B-8)                 Longitude: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5934 D 2001
                         DESIGNATION:          945 5934 D

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        16614
AGENCY:                  Terra Surveys, LLC.                   IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)          LONGITUDE: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


The bench mark is a metal rod rounded at the top located on the east side in
humas duff and trees north of the dock, 154.5 m (507.0 ft) south of bench mark
5934 C 2001, 5.49 m (18.0 ft) NNW of a 1 m x 1 m (2 ft x 3 ft) flat boulder
flush with the beach, 4.54 m (14.9 ft) SSW of a 0.30m (1 ft) cottonwood with a
duplex nail driven into the east face, and  2.87 m (9.4 ft) NW of a 1 m x 1 m (2
ft x 3 ft) flat boulder flush with the beach. The bench mark is driven 3.7 m (12
ft) to the point of refusal and encased in a 5-inch NOS logo cap filled with
gravel with the letter D stamped on the rim surrounded by a 0.24 m (0.8 ft) high
rock mound.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5934 E 2001
                         DESIGNATION:          945 5934 E

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16615
AGENCY:                  Terra Surveys, LLC.                   IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Boulder                               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)          LONGITUDE: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in a drill hole on the top of a 1 m x 1 m x 1
m (4 ft x 3 ft x 2 ft) high boulder at the base of a bluff on the beach north of
the Port MacKenzie dock, 73.15 m (240.0 ft) south of bench mark 5934 D 2001,
9.20 m (30.2 ft) SE of a 0.25m (0.8ft) cottonwood with a duplex nail driven in
the face 0.30 m (1.0 ft) above ground, and approximately at the high water line.

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Station ID: 9455934                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/23/2003
Name:       PORT MACKENZIE, COOK INLET                        
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16665                           Latitude:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)
USGS Quad:  ANCHORAGE (B-8)                 Longitude: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5934 F 2001
                         DESIGNATION:          945 5934 F

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16616
AGENCY:                  Terra Surveys, LLC.                   IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Dock                                  OPUS PID#: BBFH54
LATITUDE:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)          LONGITUDE: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


The bench mark is a disk brazed to a 0.13 m x 0.13 m (0.4 ft x 0.4 ft) steel
plate that is welded to the top of the dock face on the south end of the Port
MacKenzie Dock,  28.59 m (93.8 ft) west of a scribed "X" in the dock wall, 15.45
m (50.7 ft) south of a scribed "X" on the dock face, 1.1 m (3.6 ft) NE of a
bollard, and 0.30 m (1.0 ft) above ground.

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Station ID: 9455934                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/23/2003
Name:       PORT MACKENZIE, COOK INLET                        
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16665                           Latitude:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)
USGS Quad:  ANCHORAGE (B-8)                 Longitude: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at PORT MACKENZIE, COOK INLET based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      3 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           June 2001 - August 2001
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  9455920 ANCHORAGE, KNIK ARM, COOK INLET


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  8.870
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  8.649
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  4.952
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  4.664
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.680
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     5934 A 2001                                 7.994   -0.655
     5934 B 2001                                 9.273    0.624
     5934 C 2001                                 9.124    0.475
     5934 D 2001                                10.748    2.099
     5934 E 2001                                 8.888    0.239
     5934 F 2001                                11.118    2.469


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Station ID: 9455934                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/23/2003
Name:       PORT MACKENZIE, COOK INLET                        
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16665                           Latitude:   61° 16.1' N (  61.26830)
USGS Quad:  ANCHORAGE (B-8)                 Longitude: 149° 55.0' W (-149.91700)


                             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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