Bench Mark Sheet for 8665424, HIGHWAY 171 BRIDGE, FOLLY CREEK SC

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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: 8665424                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       CROSBY'S DOCK, FOLLY RIVER                        
            SC
NOAA Chart: 11521                           Latitude:   32° 40.5' N (  32.67500)
USGS Quad:  JAMES ISLAND                    Longitude:  79° 57.1' W ( -79.95170)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of State Highways 171
(Folly Road) and 700 (Maybank Highway) on James Island, proceed 10.6 km (6.6 mi)
south on Folley Road to the highway bridge that crosses Folly Creek.  The bench
marks are located in the bridge abutments and extend SE of the bridge.  The tide
gage and staff were located on the SW side of the dock behind Crosbys Bait and
Tackle Shop.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  CD NO 1 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          866 5424 TIDAL CD 1

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         4162
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  CJ0437
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sidewalk                     OPUS PID#: CJ0437
LATITUDE:   32° 40.5' N (  32.67500)          LONGITUDE:  79° 57.0' W ( -79.95000)


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete sidewalk at the SW
end of the Folly Creek bridge, 5.18 m (17.0 ft) SW of the centerline of State
Highway 171, 4.72 m (15.5 ft) north of power pole #134598, 0.12 m (0.4 ft) NW of
the end of the bridge, and 0.30 m (1.0 ft) above the highway.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8665424                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       CROSBY'S DOCK, FOLLY RIVER                        
            SC
NOAA Chart: 11521                           Latitude:   32° 40.5' N (  32.67500)
USGS Quad:  JAMES ISLAND                    Longitude:  79° 57.1' W ( -79.95170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  CD NO 2 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          866 5424 TIDAL CD 2

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         4163
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  CJ0436
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sidewalk                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   32° 40.5' N (  32.67500)          LONGITUDE:  79° 57.0' W ( -79.95000)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete sidewalk at the SE end of the
Folly Creek bridge, 7.16 m (23.5 ft) WNW of power pole #162502, 4.88 m (16.0 ft)
NE of the centerline of State Highway 171, 0.18 m (0.6 ft) NW of the end of the
bridge, and 0.3 m (1 ft) above the highway.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  CD NO 3 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          866 5424 TIDAL CD 3

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         4164
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  CJ0435
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sidewalk                     OPUS PID#: CJ0435
LATITUDE:   32° 40.6' N (  32.67670)          LONGITUDE:  79° 57.1' W ( -79.95170)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete sidewalk at the NW end of the
Folly Creek bridge, 238 m (780 ft) NW of bench mark CD No 1 1975, 4.75 m (15.6
ft) SW of the centerline of State Highway 171, 0.21 m (0.7 ft) SE of the end of
the bridge, and 0.3 m (1.0 ft) above the highway.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8665424                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       CROSBY'S DOCK, FOLLY RIVER                        
            SC
NOAA Chart: 11521                           Latitude:   32° 40.5' N (  32.67500)
USGS Quad:  JAMES ISLAND                    Longitude:  79° 57.1' W ( -79.95170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  C-5 1974
                         DESIGNATION:          C 5

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:         4166
AGENCY:                  BCD Regional Planning Council         IDB PID#:  CJ0434
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete wing wall                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   32° 40.6' N (  32.67670)          LONGITUDE:  79° 57.1' W ( -79.95170)


The bench mark is a disk set in the in the top of the NE concrete wing wall of
the bridge over Folly Creek,  6.61 m (21.7 ft) NE of the centerline of State
Highway 171, 0.3 m (1.0 ft) SW of the NE end of of the wing wall, and 0.3 m (1.0
ft) above highway level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8665424                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       CROSBY'S DOCK, FOLLY RIVER                        
            SC
NOAA Chart: 11521                           Latitude:   32° 40.5' N (  32.67500)
USGS Quad:  JAMES ISLAND                    Longitude:  79° 57.1' W ( -79.95170)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at CROSBY'S DOCK, FOLLY RIVER based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 YEAR
     TIME PERIOD:           October 1975 - September 1976
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8665530 CHARLESTON, COOPER RIVER ENTRANCE


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (10/05/1975)         =  2.306
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.824
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.707
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  1.018
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.921
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.882
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.057
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (01/01/1976)         = -0.644

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     CD NO 1 1975                                4.206    2.499
     CD NO 2 1975                                4.201    2.494
     CD NO 3 1975                                4.218    2.511
     C-5 1974                                    4.225    2.518


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

                                                                                
Station ID: 8665424                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       CROSBY'S DOCK, FOLLY RIVER                        
            SC
NOAA Chart: 11521                           Latitude:   32° 40.5' N (  32.67500)
USGS Quad:  JAMES ISLAND                    Longitude:  79° 57.1' W ( -79.95170)


                             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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