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Bench Mark Sheet for 9751381, Lameshur Bay, St John VI

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Station ID: 9751381                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/16/2018
Name:       LAMESHUR BAY, ST. JOHN                            
            VI
NOAA Chart: 25641                           Latitude:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31825)
USGS Quad:  WESTERN ST JOHN                 Longitude:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72422)


To reach the benchmarks from the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 107
South in Coral Bay, St John, USVI, proceed south and west on 107 South for 8.53
km (5.3 miles) to the end of the pavement, then proceed west on Lameshur Bay
Trail for 1.45 km (0.9 miles) to Yawzi Point Trail, turn left (south) and
proceed 0.16 km (0.1 miles) to the Lameshur Bay Research Lab.  The water level
sensor is located on the south side of the pier . The benchmark are along the
gravel road and a rock outcropping.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1381 A 2006
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 A

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        18179
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  DL3636
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID#: DL3636
LATITUDE:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31828)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72431)


The bench mark is a disk set in the NE corner of the concrete pad for a park
service sign at the foot of a wooden pier, located 26.35 m (86.5 ft) SSE of the
SE corner of the main lab building, 2.50 m (8.2 ft) WSW of the north end of the
pier, 2.40 m ( 7.87 ft) NW of the NOAA shelter, and 2.35 m (7.71 ft) south of a
concrete walkway leading to the pier.

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Station ID: 9751381                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/16/2018
Name:       LAMESHUR BAY, ST. JOHN                            
            VI
NOAA Chart: 25641                           Latitude:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31825)
USGS Quad:  WESTERN ST JOHN                 Longitude:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72422)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  BM 2 1967
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 TIDAL 2

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        15008
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  DL3638
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31775)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.4' W ( -64.72417)


The bench mark is a disk set on a rocky outcrop to the south of the research
pier, located 60.96 m (200.0 ft) south of the pier, 26.45 m (86.78 ft) south of
BM 1381 C and 1.40 m (4.59 ft) west of the water's edge.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  BM 3 1967
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 TIDAL 3

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        15009
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Crevice                               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31764)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.4' W ( -64.72414)


The bench mark is a disk set in a crevice on the first point visible from the
pier south of the Viers pier, and 76.20 m (250.0 ft) south of the pier, 10.80 m
(35.43 ft) north of BM 3, and 2.55 (8.37 ft) west of the water's edge.

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Station ID: 9751381                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/16/2018
Name:       LAMESHUR BAY, ST. JOHN                            
            VI
NOAA Chart: 25641                           Latitude:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31825)
USGS Quad:  WESTERN ST JOHN                 Longitude:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72422)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1381 C 2007
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 C

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        18305
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  DL3637
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31792)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72428)


The benchmark is a disk set in a rock outcropping south of the pier, 26.10 m
(85.6 ft) south of the centerline of the Viers pier, 26.45 m (86.8 ft) north of
BM 2, 0.30 m (1.0 ft) west of the water's edge, and 0.55 m (1.8 ft) above the
water line.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1381 D 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 D

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        21468
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18° 19.2' N (  18.31942)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72556)


The bench mark is a disk set in a rock outcrop on right hand side of foot path
leading toward Yawzi Point, 14.8m (48.6ft) W of approximate centerline of foot
path leading toward Yawzi Point, 1.0m (3.3ft) S of the edge of rock outcrop,
0.98m (3.2ft) E of W-most edge of rock outcrop on water's edge, and
approximately 0.5m (1.6ft) above ground, being the high point on a standard NOS
survey disk.

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Station ID: 9751381                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/16/2018
Name:       LAMESHUR BAY, ST. JOHN                            
            VI
NOAA Chart: 25641                           Latitude:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31825)
USGS Quad:  WESTERN ST JOHN                 Longitude:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72422)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1381 E 2016
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 E

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        21872
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18° 19.2' N (  18.32019)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72544)


The bench mark is a stainless steel rod set on a rise in the SW corner of dirt
road intersection going to Little Lameshure Bay to the right and Yawzi Point
Trail to the left, 7.2 m (23.6 ft) W of center of road leading to Yawzi Point
Trail, 4.7 m (15.4 ft) S of center of dirt road leading to Little Lamshure Bay
and 1.7 m (5.6 ft) SW of road direction sign.  The deep rod is mark encased in 6
inch (15 cm) PVC pipe with logo cap, being 0.1 m (0.3 ft) above ground.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1381 F 2016
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 F

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        21873
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18° 19.2' N (  18.31947)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72506)


The bench mark is a stainless steel rod set on the N side of last stretch of
dirt road leading to the gauge station, 33.5 m (109.9 ft) E of the power pole at
the Yawzi trailhead, 20.4 m (66.9 ft) W of the first power pole on left side of
dirt road leading to our station, 2.7 m (8.9 ft) NE of center of dirt road
leading to our station.  The deep rod mark is encased in a 6 inch (15 cm) PVC
pipe with logo cap, being 0.15 m (0.5 ft) above ground.

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Station ID: 9751381                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/16/2018
Name:       LAMESHUR BAY, ST. JOHN                            
            VI
NOAA Chart: 25641                           Latitude:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31825)
USGS Quad:  WESTERN ST JOHN                 Longitude:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72422)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1381 G 2016
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 G

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        21874
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18° 19.2' N (  18.32047)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.6' W ( -64.72650)


The bench mark is a disk set in NW corner of a 4'x4' concrete pad, 40.8 m (133.9
ft) W of outhouse for Little Lameshur Bay Beach, 16 m (52.5 ft) N of a sign
bearing beach information and 8 m (26.2 ft) S of the center of dirt road.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1381 H 2016
                         DESIGNATION:          975 1381 H

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        21875
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18° 19.2' N (  18.32061)          LONGITUDE:  64° 43.6' W ( -64.72728)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the ground at the end of dirt road leading
to Little Lameshur Bay at the top at the hill at entrance to parking lot, 26.1 m
(85.6 ft) NE of  N face of chimney ruins, 16.7 m (54.8 ft) E of Lameshur Bay
trailhead sign, 4 m (13.1 ft) S of N edge of dirt road leading to Lameshur Bay
trail parking lot.

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Station ID: 9751381                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/16/2018
Name:       LAMESHUR BAY, ST. JOHN                            
            VI
NOAA Chart: 25641                           Latitude:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31825)
USGS Quad:  WESTERN ST JOHN                 Longitude:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72422)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at LAMESHUR BAY, ST. JOHN based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      9 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           9/06-8/09, 9/10-8/12, 3/13-2/17
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  9751639 CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (11/08/2017)         =  0.639
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.252
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.237
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.127
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.120
     Virgin Islands Vertical Datum of 2009      VIVD09 =  0.114
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.017
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (01/10/2009)         = -0.190



Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     1381 A 2006                                 1.193    0.956
     BM 2 1967                                   0.678    0.441
     BM 3 1967                                   1.188    0.951
     1381 C 2007                                 0.753    0.516
     1381 D 2015                                 3.649    3.412
     1381 E 2016                                 2.939    2.702
     1381 F 2016                                 1.642    1.405
     1381 G 2016                                 2.423    2.186
     1381 H 2016                                 9.085    8.848


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Station ID: 9751381                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/16/2018
Name:       LAMESHUR BAY, ST. JOHN                            
            VI
NOAA Chart: 25641                           Latitude:   18° 19.1' N (  18.31825)
USGS Quad:  WESTERN ST JOHN                 Longitude:  64° 43.5' W ( -64.72422)


                             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 any other fixed island datum.

This tide station location has a defined island datum (VIVD09).  Island datums
are specific fixed geodetic datums whose elevation relationship to local MSL
and other tidal datums may not be consistent from one location to another.

Virgin Islands Vertical Datum of 2009 (VIVD09) is a fixed datum derived from
a simultaneous, least squares, minimum constraint adjustment of leveling
observations.  Local mean sea level relative to the 1983-2001 National Tidal
Datum Epoch observed at tide stations 9751401 located at Lime Tree Bay,
St. Croix, 9751381 located at Lameshur Bay, St. John, and 9751639 located at
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas was held fixed as the single initial constraint.
VIVD09 replaces all previous height system as the national standard geodetic
reference for heights in the Virgin Islands.  Bench mark elevations relative
to VIVD09 are available from NGS through the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

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 VIVD09 elevation is shown on the Elevations of Tidal Datums Table Referred
to MLLW only when two or more of the bench marks listed have VIVD09 elevations.
The VIVD09 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, VIVD09 bench mark elevations computed indirectly from the tidal
datums elevation table may differ slightly from VIVD09 elevations listed for
each bench mark in the NGS database.

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