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Bench Mark Sheet for 8530586, BERRYS CREEK, FISH CREEK NJ

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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: 8530586                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/07/2005
Name:       BERRYS CREEK #8                                   
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 12337                           Latitude:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)
USGS Quad:  WEEHAWKEN                       Longitude:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


To reach the tidal bench marks from Rutherford, proceed 2.1 km (1.3 mi) SE along
a sand and gravel road from the intersection with the main service road of State
Highways 3 and 17.  The bench marks are along the gravel road leading SE from
the entrance to the tributary off Berrys Creek.  The tide gage and staff were at
the entrance to the first tributary north of the intersection of Berrys Creek
and Hackensack River.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0586 A 1976
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0586 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2460
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)          LONGITUDE:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


The primary bench mark is a disk located 28 m (92 ft) SE of the intersection of
the east bank of the northerly branch of Berrys Creek and the south edge of the
gravel road, 13.72 m (45.0 ft) west of the intersection of the main gravel road
with a secondary smaller road leading north, and 5.49 m (18.0 ft) SW of the
centerline of the gravel road.  The bench mark is set 6 cm (0.2 ft) below ground
level, crimped to the top of a copper-clad steel rod driven 6.4 m (21 ft) to
refusal, and encased in a PVC pipe and concrete.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  2 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8530586                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/07/2005
Name:       BERRYS CREEK #8                                   
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 12337                           Latitude:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)
USGS Quad:  WEEHAWKEN                       Longitude:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0586 B 1976
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0586 B TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2461
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)          LONGITUDE:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


The bench mark is a disk located 94.95 m (311.5 ft) SE of bench mark 0586 A
1976, 44.96 m (147.5 ft) south of the south end of a 6 x 3 m (20 x 10 ft)
concrete waste pile, and 5.33 m (17.5 ft) SW of the centerline of the sand and
gravel road.  The bench mark is set at ground level, crimped to the top of a
copper-clad steel rod driven 13.7 m (45 ft) to refusal, and encased in a
PVC-pipe and concrete.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0586 C 1976
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0586 C TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2462
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)          LONGITUDE:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


The bench mark is a disk located 132.07 m (433.3 ft) SE of bench mark 0586 B
1976, 59.74 m (196.0 ft) NW of the SW corner of a small steel bridge over a dirt
trail located immediately west of the New Jersey Turnpike southbound lanes,
23.16 m (76.0 ft) SW of the intersection of sand and gravel roads, and 7.32 m
(24.0 ft) SW of the centerline of the road.  The bench mark is crimped to the
top of a copper-clad steel rod driven 11.9 m (39 ft) to refusal, and encased in
a PVC pipe and concrete.

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

                                                                                
Station ID: 8530586                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/07/2005
Name:       BERRYS CREEK #8                                   
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 12337                           Latitude:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)
USGS Quad:  WEEHAWKEN                       Longitude:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0586 D 1976
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0586 D TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2463
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Column of bridge                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)          LONGITUDE:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


The bench mark is a disk set vertically in the west column of a series of
columns supporting the New Jersey Turnpike southbound lanes over the Erie
Lackawanna Railroad Turnpike service road, 28.13 m (92.3 ft) SW of bench mark
0586 E 1976, 11.43 m (37.5 ft) NE of the center line of the road, and 0.76 m
(2.5 ft) above ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0586 E 1976
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0586 E TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2464
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete footing                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)          LONGITUDE:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


The bench mark is a disk set horizontally in the top of the NE concrete footing
of the columns supporting the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike over
the Erie Lackawanna railroad, 28.13 m (92.3 ft) NE of bench mark 0586 D 1976,
4.85 m (15.9 ft) NE of the north rail of the tracks, 2.83 m (9.3 ft) SE of the
north end of the concrete footing, and 2 m (7.0 ft) above the track surface.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  4 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8530586                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/07/2005
Name:       BERRYS CREEK #8                                   
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 12337                           Latitude:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)
USGS Quad:  WEEHAWKEN                       Longitude:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at BERRYS CREEK #8 based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 YEAR
     TIME PERIOD:           September 1976 - August 1977
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8518750 THE BATTERY, NEW YORK HARBOR


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.771
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.681
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.906
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.873
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.064
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     0586 A 1976                                 3.691    2.010
     0586 B 1976                                 2.989    1.308
     0586 C 1976                                 2.844    1.163
     0586 D 1976                                 4.085    2.404
     0586 E 1976                                 4.385    2.704


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

                                                                                
Station ID: 8530586                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/07/2005
Name:       BERRYS CREEK #8                                   
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 12337                           Latitude:   40° 47.6' N (  40.79330)
USGS Quad:  WEEHAWKEN                       Longitude:  74°  5.5' W ( -74.09170)


                             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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