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Bench Mark Sheet for 9758053, Penuelas (Punta Guayanilla) PR

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  4

                                                                                
Station ID: 9758053                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/30/2012
Name:       PENUELAS, PUNTA GUAYANILLA,CARIBBEAN SEA          
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25681                           Latitude:   17° 58.4' N (  17.97253)
USGS Quad:  PUNTA VERRACO                   Longitude:  66° 45.7' W ( -66.76178)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of Highways 14 and 52 in
Ponce, proceed south/west on Highway 52, which turns into Highway 2 West towards
Mayaguez, for 14.0 km (8.7 mi) to the intersection with Highway 127 west, then
continue west on Highway 127 for 2.7 km (1.7 mi), then south on Highway 337 for
3.78 km (2.35 mi) and go through the first guard gate, bear to the right and
continue until the road splits, then stay left and continue to the second guard
gate to the EcoElectrica power plant in Penuellas, then continue 0.6 km (0.4 mi)
to the right after coming through the gate and eventually weave around to the
third guard gate and the base of the LNG pier.  The bench marks are located on
the pier.  The tide gage was located near the SW end of the pier.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  8053 A 2001

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16445
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  DO1335
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier deck                    OPUS PID#: DO1335
LATITUDE:   17° 58.6' N (  17.97670)          LONGITUDE:  66° 45.7' W ( -66.76170)


The primary bench mark is a disk set very close to the south side of the LNG
pier, near the base of the pier, 36.24 m (118.9 ft) west of the base of the
concrete pier, 3.52 m (11.5 ft) SE of the north wall of the pier driveway, and
0.16 m (0.5 ft) NW of the south wall of the pier driveway.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  8053 B 2001

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16446
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  DO1337
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier deck                    OPUS PID#: DO1337
LATITUDE:   17° 58.6' N (  17.97670)          LONGITUDE:  66° 45.7' W ( -66.76170)


The bench mark is a disk set very close to the south edge of the LNG pier, about
1/3 the length of the pier from shore, 52.50 m (172.2 ft) west of the centerline
of the door of the pump house/generator room on the south side of the pier, 3.42
m (11.2 ft) SE of the north wall of the pier driveway, and 0.24 m (0.8 ft) NW of
the south wall of the pier driveway.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  2 of  4

                                                                                
Station ID: 9758053                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/30/2012
Name:       PENUELAS, PUNTA GUAYANILLA,CARIBBEAN SEA          
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25681                           Latitude:   17° 58.4' N (  17.97253)
USGS Quad:  PUNTA VERRACO                   Longitude:  66° 45.7' W ( -66.76178)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  8053 C 2001

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16447
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  DO1338
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier deck                    OPUS PID#: DO1338
LATITUDE:   17° 58.6' N (  17.97670)          LONGITUDE:  66° 45.6' W ( -66.76000)


The bench mark is a disk set very close to the south side of the LNG pier, about
2/3 the length of the pier from shore, 28.80 m (94.5 ft) east of the end of the
south pier wall where it meets the vehicle turnaround,  3.45 m (11.3 ft) SE of
the north wall of the pier driveway, and 0.15 m (0.5 ft) NW of the south wall of
the pier driveway.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  8053 D 2001

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16448
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  DO1339
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier deck                    OPUS PID#: DO1339
LATITUDE:   17° 58.6' N (  17.97670)          LONGITUDE:  66° 45.6' W ( -66.76000)


The bench mark is a disk set in the concrete LNG pier, 9.34 m (30.6 ft) NW of
the east edge of the main fueling island near the outer end of the pier, 1.39 m
(4.6 ft) SE of the center of a steel catwalk to a string of more islands and
catwalks along the docking area, and 1.25 m (4.1 ft) NE of the SW edge of the
main fueling island at the start of the steel catwalk.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9758053                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/30/2012
Name:       PENUELAS, PUNTA GUAYANILLA,CARIBBEAN SEA          
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25681                           Latitude:   17° 58.4' N (  17.97253)
USGS Quad:  PUNTA VERRACO                   Longitude:  66° 45.7' W ( -66.76178)


                                  D A T U M S 


Datums at PENUELAS, PUNTA GUAYANILLA,CARIBBEAN SEA based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      42 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           April 2001 - September 2004
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  9759110 MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (10/18/2003)         =  0.436
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.212
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.209
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.107
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.105
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.006
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (05/07/2004)         = -0.168



Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     8053 A 2001                                 5.269    5.060
     8053 B 2001                                 6.266    6.057
     8053 C 2001                                 7.691    7.482
     8053 D 2001                                 7.981    7.772


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9758053                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/30/2012
Name:       PENUELAS, PUNTA GUAYANILLA,CARIBBEAN SEA          
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25681                           Latitude:   17° 58.4' N (  17.97253)
USGS Quad:  PUNTA VERRACO                   Longitude:  66° 45.7' W ( -66.76178)


                             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 (PRVD02).  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.

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 PRVD02 elevation is shown on the Elevations of Tidal Datums Table Referred
to MLLW only when two or more of the bench marks listed have PRVD02 elevations.
The PRVD02 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, PRVD02 bench mark elevations computed indirectly from the tidal
datums elevation table may differ slightly from PRVD02 elevations listed for
each bench mark in the NGS database.

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