Bench Mark Sheet for 8653951, Peters Ditch NC

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                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8653951                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/04/2012
Name:       PETER'S DITCH                                     
            NC
NOAA Chart: 11555                           Latitude:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35014)
USGS Quad:  BUXTON                          Longitude:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51203)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the US Post Office in Avon, NC, proceed
north on North Carolina 12 for 0.9 KM (0.6 MI) to the intersection with Harbor
Road, turn left onto Harbor Road and proceed 1.0 KM (0.6 MI) west to a small
harbor on the right. The bench marks are around the harbor and near the
intersection of North Carolina 12 and Harbor Road. The tide gauge is located on
the Avon Seafood dock on the east side of the harbor.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  865 3951 B
                         DESIGNATION:          865 3951 B

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        20426
AGENCY:                  NOS                                   IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Flange-encased rod                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35025)          LONGITUDE:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51194)


The primary bench mark is a flange encased rod set on the east side of the
harbor in a grass parking area south of a concrete boat ramp, 19.12 m (62.7 ft)
west of the centerline of Harbor Road, 14.01 m (46.0 ft) north-northwest of the
northeast corner of the Avon Seafood building, 12.89 m (42.3 ft) north of the
northwest corner of the Avon Seafood building, 9.89 m (32.4 ft) west of the end
of the seawall at the east end of the boat ramp, 4.25 m (13.9 ft) south of the
centerline of the boat ramp, 2.34 m (7.7 ft) southeast of an orange carsonite
National Ocean Service witness post, 2.30 m (7.5 ft) east of the seaward edge of
the seawall and 1.97 m (6.5 ft) south of the seawall along the south side of the
boat ramp.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8653951                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/04/2012
Name:       PETER'S DITCH                                     
            NC
NOAA Chart: 11555                           Latitude:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35014)
USGS Quad:  BUXTON                          Longitude:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51203)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  865 3951 A
                         DESIGNATION:          865 3951 A

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        20427
AGENCY:                  NOS                                   IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Flange-encased rod                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   35° 21.0' N (  35.34981)          LONGITUDE:  75° 30.8' W ( -75.51261)


The bench mark is a flange encased rod set near the southwest corner of the
harbor, 35.54 m (116.6 ft) north of the northeast corner of a house, 35.21 m
(115.5 ft) north-northeast of the northwest corner of the same house, 27.37 m
(89.8 ft) south-southwest of the northeast corner of the seawall on the south
side of the channel, 10.34 m (33.9 ft) northwest of a power pole with light and
meter, 9.76 m (32.0 ft) northwest of the southwest corner of the harbor, 7.74 m
(25.4 ft) west of the seawall and 3.33 m (10.9 ft) west-southwest of the south
most of two evergreen trees.  The datum point is set 9 cm (4 inches) below grade
being the top of a stainless steel rod driven to substantial resistance, in a
sleeve extending to a depth of 0.9 m (3.0 ft) and encased in a 5-inch (13 cm)
National Ocean Service logo 

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8653951                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/04/2012
Name:       PETER'S DITCH                                     
            NC
NOAA Chart: 11555                           Latitude:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35014)
USGS Quad:  BUXTON                          Longitude:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51203)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  865 3951 C
                         DESIGNATION:          865 3951 C

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        20428
AGENCY:                  NOS                                   IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Flange-encased rod                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35006)          LONGITUDE:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51125)


The bench mark is a flange encased rod set in an empty lot north of a three
story building, 56.49 m (185.3 ft) southeast of a concrete boat ramp leading to
the harbor on the west side of Harbor Road, 31.25 m (102.5 ft) east of a power
pole with a transformer and light, 24.73 m (81.1 ft) north-northeast of the
southeast corner of the three story building, 10.35 m (34.0 ft) northeast of the
northeast corner of the three story building and 0.82 m (2.7 ft) north of an
orange carsonite National Ocean Service witness post.  The datum point is set 9
cm (4 inches) below ground being the top of a stainless steel rod driven 26.8 m
(87.9 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) National Ocean Service 

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8653951                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/04/2012
Name:       PETER'S DITCH                                     
            NC
NOAA Chart: 11555                           Latitude:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35014)
USGS Quad:  BUXTON                          Longitude:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51203)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  865 3951 D
                         DESIGNATION:          865 3951 D

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        20429
AGENCY:                  NOS                                   IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Flange-encased rod                    OPUS PID#: BBCS80
LATITUDE:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35083)          LONGITUDE:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51214)


The bench mark is a flange encased rod set in the grass north of the harbor,
25.25 m (82.8 ft) west of the centerline of harbor road, 21.83 m (71.6 ft) south
of the centerline of O'Neal Road which is gravel, 8.79 m (28.8 ft) east of a 90
degree corner in the seawall, 3.68 m (12.1 ft) west-northwest of a 45 degree
bend in the seawall and 1.30 m (4.3 ft) north of the seawall and an orange
carsonite National Ocean Service witness post.  The datum point is set 11 cm (4
inches) below the ground being the top of a stainless steel rod driven 28.0 m
(91.9 ft) to refusal and encased in a 5-inch (13 cm) 

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8653951                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/04/2012
Name:       PETER'S DITCH                                     
            NC
NOAA Chart: 11555                           Latitude:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35014)
USGS Quad:  BUXTON                          Longitude:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51203)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  MAIL 1985
                         DESIGNATION:          MAIL 1985

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        20430
AGENCY:                  North Carolina Geodetic Survey        IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:                                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   35° 21.2' N (  35.35346)          LONGITUDE:  75° 30.2' W ( -75.50326)


The bench mark is a survey disk set level with the highway in the yard of a
Subway, 25.9 m (85.0 ft) southeast of a metal flagpole, 19.5 m (64.0 ft)
southeast of the northeast corner of a concrete parking lot, 18.8 m (61.7 ft)
east-southeast of the southeast corner of the post office, 17.2 m (56.4 ft)
north-northeast of an Amoco sign, 12.3 m (40.4 ft) west-northwest of the
centerline of NC 12, 4.6 m (15.1 ft) east-northeast of a concrete property
marker and 3.8 m (12.5 ft) east-northeast of a telephone pedestal (12NP212W).  

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8653951                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/04/2012
Name:       PETER'S DITCH                                     
            NC
NOAA Chart: 11555                           Latitude:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35014)
USGS Quad:  BUXTON                          Longitude:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51203)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at PETER'S DITCH based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      3 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           May 2012 - July 2012
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8654467 USCG STATION HATTERAS, PAMLICO SOUND


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.185
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.157
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.091
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.090
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.025
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     865 3951 B                                  1.091    0.934
     865 3951 A                                  1.498    1.341
     865 3951 C                                  1.076    0.919
     865 3951 D                                  0.773    0.616
     MAIL 1985                                   1.302    1.145


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Station ID: 8653951                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/04/2012
Name:       PETER'S DITCH                                     
            NC
NOAA Chart: 11555                           Latitude:   35° 21.0' N (  35.35014)
USGS Quad:  BUXTON                          Longitude:  75° 30.7' W ( -75.51203)


                             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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