Bench Mark Sheet for 8727577, SUWANNEE FL

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 8727577                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SUWANNEE                                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)
USGS Quad:  SUWANNEE                        Longitude:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


To reach the tidal bench marks from Suwannee, proceed SW along County Route 349
to the intersection with a road bridge  just before the end of Route 349. The
bench marks are along the end of Route 349 and along the bridge. The tide gage
and staff were on the small pier behind a tackle shop across Highway 349 from
the north end of the bridge.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1 1973
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7577 TIDAL 1

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8211
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AR1378
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bridge bulkhead                       OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)          LONGITUDE:  83°  9.0' W ( -83.15000)


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in the top of the north end of the
east concrete retaining wall cap joining the bridge abutment, 15 m (50 ft) NE of
Bench Mark FLORIDA BM SRD, 15 m (48 ft) south of the centerline of State Highway
349, 9 m (28 ft) east of the centerline of the bridge, 8 m (27 ft) SW of power
pole #10, 5 m (18 ft) north of low end of east abutment, and 0.30 m (1.0 ft)
south of the north end of the retaining wall.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727577                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SUWANNEE                                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)
USGS Quad:  SUWANNEE                        Longitude:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  DUNNARY 1933
                         DESIGNATION:          DUNNARY

MONUMENTATION:           Triangulation Station disk            VM#:         8208
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AR1381
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 19.6' N (  29.32670)          LONGITUDE:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the top of a round concrete monument,
located in the small cottage and trailer development around a circular drive
with a park, south of the west end of State Highway 349, 9 m (28 ft) north of
the NE corner of the fourth cottage on the right, 8 m (27 ft) NW of the
centerline of the circular drive, 5 m (15 ft) SE of the third cottage on the
right, and 0.24 m (0.8 ft) above ground level.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727577                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SUWANNEE                                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)
USGS Quad:  SUWANNEE                        Longitude:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  DUNNARY NO 2 1933
                         DESIGNATION:          DUNNARY RM 2

MONUMENTATION:           Reference Mark disk                   VM#:         8209
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AR1380
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 19.6' N (  29.32670)          LONGITUDE:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the top of a concrete monument, 12 m (40
ft) south of the centerline of the south end of the circular drive, 6 m (19 ft)
east of a 1 m (3 ft) diameter leaning oak tree, 5 m (15 ft) north of NE corner
of small cottage, 2 m (7 ft) NW of a 0.76 m (2.5 ft) diameter oak tree, and 0.30
m (1.0 ft) above ground level.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727577                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SUWANNEE                                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)
USGS Quad:  SUWANNEE                        Longitude:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  DUNNARY NO 3 1933
                         DESIGNATION:          DUNNARY RM 3

MONUMENTATION:           Reference Mark disk                   VM#:         8210
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AR1597
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 19.6' N (  29.32670)          LONGITUDE:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, 19.81 m (65.0
ft) south of the front door of the first house on the right, 14.63 m (48.0 ft)
east of the NE corner of the second house on the right along the circular drive,
5.18 m (17.0 ft) east of the centerline of the circular drive, 0.91 m (3.0 ft)
NE of a power pole, and 0.09 m (0.3 ft) below ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7577 A 1976
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7577 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8212
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Unspecified deep rod                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)          LONGITUDE:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


The bench mark is a disk located 0.3 km (0.2 mi) east of the west end of State
Highway 349, 41 m (135 ft) NNW of Bench Mark FLORIDA BM SRD located at the NW
corner of the bridge, 24 m (78 ft) east of the SE corner of the tackle shop, and
16.92 m (55.5 ft) north of the centerline of State Highway 349.  The bench mark
is crimped to the top of a steel rod driven an unspecified depth to refusal, and
encased in PVC pipe and a concrete kickblock.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727577                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SUWANNEE                                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)
USGS Quad:  SUWANNEE                        Longitude:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  FLORIDA BM SRD
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7577 FLORIDA BM SRD

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8213
AGENCY:                  Florida State Road Department (FLSRD) IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete abutment                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)          LONGITUDE:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the top of the NW abutment of the concrete
road bridge over the bayou parallel to Highway 349, 24 m (80 ft) south of the
centerline of State Highway 349, 15 m (50 ft) SW of Bench Mark 1 1973, and 1 m
(3 ft) west of the west edge of the road over the bridge.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727577                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SUWANNEE                                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)
USGS Quad:  SUWANNEE                        Longitude:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at SUWANNEE based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 YEAR
     TIME PERIOD:           March 1975 - February 1976
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8727520 CEDAR KEY, GULF OF MEXICO


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (10/17/1975)         =  1.945
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.057
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.963
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.569
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.560
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.548
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.157
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (08/05/1975)         = -0.439

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     1 1973                                      1.619    0.656
     DUNNARY 1933                                2.344    1.381
     DUNNARY NO 2 1933                           2.788    1.825
     DUNNARY NO 3 1933                           1.875    0.912
     7577 A 1976                                 1.662    0.699
     FLORIDA BM SRD                              3.612    2.649


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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727577                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SUWANNEE                                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 19.7' N (  29.32830)
USGS Quad:  SUWANNEE                        Longitude:  83°  9.1' W ( -83.15170)


                             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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