Bench Mark Sheet for 8455137, Kickamuit River

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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: 8455137                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/20/2016
Name:       KICKAMUIT RIVER                                   
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13226                           Latitude:   41° 42.5' N (  41.70778)
USGS Quad:  FALL RIVER                      Longitude:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24167)


To reach the station from the intersection of Highway 136 (Metacom Avenue) and
Highway 103 (Child Street) in Warren, take Highway 103 east 1.9 km (1.2 mi) to
the intersection with Long Lane, turn right and continue south 1.3 km (0.82 mi)
on Long Lane to the intersection with Barton Avenue,  turn left and proceed east
0.7 km (0.4 mi) on Barton Avenue to the intersection with Touisset Road, turn
right and proceed south 1.5 km (0.9 mi) on Touisset Road through two 90 degree
bends to the intersection with Chace Avenue, turn right and proceed west 0.4 km
(0.2 mi) on Chace Avenue to the end at Shore Drive, turn left and proceed south
0.3 km (0.2 mi) on Shore Drive to the tide station on the right on the dock at 9
Shore Drive.  The bench marks are along the waterfront.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5137 A 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 5137 A

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                    VM#:        21440
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Statinless steel rod in sleeve        OPUS PID#: BBDV01
LATITUDE:   41° 42.5' N (  41.70811)          LONGITUDE:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24122)


The primary bench mark is a flange encased rod set in the NW corner of the
backyard at NO. 9 shore drive near the seawall and at the edge of an evergreen
shrub, 27.28 m (89.5 ft) NW of the SW corner of house at NO. 9 shore Dr, 19.07 m
(62.6 ft) WSW of the NW corner of house at NO. 9 shore dr, 15.25 m (50.0 ft) N
of flag pole along seawall, 10.45 m (34.3 ft) SE of intersection of seawall and
E W running stone wall marking the N edge of property and 8.45 m (27.7 ft) NNE
of N corner of seawall at stairwell cut into wall leading to stone beach N of
dock.  The datum point is set 0.10 m (0.3 ft) below grade, being the top of a
stainless steel rod driven 11.1 m (36.4 ft) to refusal, in a sleeve extending to
a depth of 0.9 m (3.0 ft) and encased in a 5 inch (13 cm) NOS logo cap with
cement kick block.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8455137                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/20/2016
Name:       KICKAMUIT RIVER                                   
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13226                           Latitude:   41° 42.5' N (  41.70778)
USGS Quad:  FALL RIVER                      Longitude:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24167)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5137 B 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 5137 B

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        21441
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  In a boulder                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   41° 42.5' N (  41.70764)          LONGITUDE:  71° 14.4' W ( -71.24039)


The bench mark is set flush in the top of the N side of a mostly buried boulder
under the E W running rock wall boundary of the nature preserve at the S end of
shore drive.  25.95 m (85.1 ft) S of last power pole with light on the E side of
S end of shore drive, 16.54 m (54.3 ft) WSW of the SW corner of the house at no.
4 shore drive, 16.38 m (53.7 ft) SE of the E most corner of the covered parking
structure at no. 1 shore drive, 12.42 m (40.7 ft) SSW of the SE corner of the
grave parking area at no. 4 shore drive, 6.52 m (21.4 ft) E of the corner of
field stone wall on the W side of the opening through wall for path from shore
drive to nature preserve.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5137 C 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 5137 C

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        21442
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete seawall                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   41° 42.5' N (  41.70897)          LONGITUDE:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24142)


The bench mark is a brass disk set in the top of the concrete seawall W of shore
drive between houses no. 25 and 27, 33.63 m (110.3 ft) W of the NW corner of
house at 25 shore drive, 29.76 m (97.6 ft) SW of the SW corner of the house at
27 shore drive, 15.72 m (51.6 ft) N of the center of the base of the fixed dock
at 25 shore drive, 12.52 m (41.1 ft) SE of the seaward corner of seawall created
where seawall turns from W to N and 6.02 m (19.8 ft) S of inland corner of
seawall where N S seawall angles NW.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8455137                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/20/2016
Name:       KICKAMUIT RIVER                                   
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13226                           Latitude:   41° 42.5' N (  41.70778)
USGS Quad:  FALL RIVER                      Longitude:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24167)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5137 D 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 5137 D

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        21443
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete seawall                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   41° 42.6' N (  41.70964)          LONGITUDE:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24167)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of the concrete seawall W of shore drive
behind house no. 35, 24.69 m (81.0 ft) SW of flagpole behind no. 39 shore drive,
20.51 m (67.3 ft) NW of flagpole behind no. 33 shore drive, 16.65 m (54.6 ft) S
of the NW corner of the N end of the concrete seawall between house no. 35 and
39, 16.63 m (54.6 ft) N of the first piling on the N side of the fixed dock at
no. 33 shore drive and 5.50 m (18.0 ft) S of the first piling on the S side of
the fixed dock at no. 35 shore drive.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5137 E 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 5137 E

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        21444
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete seawall                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   41° 42.7' N (  41.71086)          LONGITUDE:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24197)


The bench mark is a brass disk set near the NW corner of the seawall W of no. 51
shore drive at the boat ramp right of way extension of Chace avenue, 20.80 m
(68.2 ft) W of outdoor concrete and field stone fireplace along the N side of
no.51 shore drive property, 9.90 m (32.5 ft) NNW of the NE corner at the top of
concrete stair from yard to beach, 9.09 m (29.8 ft) N of corner where N side of
stairs meets the seawall, 6.55 m (21.5 ft) SW of W end of 4 ft (1.2 m) tall E W
chain link fence on N side of public access boat ramp and 0.79 m (2.6 ft) S of
the NW corner of seawall.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8455137                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/20/2016
Name:       KICKAMUIT RIVER                                   
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13226                           Latitude:   41° 42.5' N (  41.70778)
USGS Quad:  FALL RIVER                      Longitude:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24167)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at KICKAMUIT RIVER based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      4 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           May 2015 - August 2015
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8454000 PROVIDENCE, PROVIDENCE RIVER


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.439
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.365
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.710
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.669
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.054
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     5137 A 2015                                 2.042    0.677
     5137 B 2015                                 3.897    2.532
     5137 C 2015                                 2.034    0.669
     5137 D 2015                                 2.181    0.816
     5137 E 2015                                 1.975    0.610


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Station ID: 8455137                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/20/2016
Name:       KICKAMUIT RIVER                                   
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13226                           Latitude:   41° 42.5' N (  41.70778)
USGS Quad:  FALL RIVER                      Longitude:  71° 14.5' W ( -71.24167)


                             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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