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Bench Mark Sheet for 8729149, ST. ANDREW STATE PARK FL

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Station ID: 8729149                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/20/2004
Name:       ST. ANDREW STATE PARK                             
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the west end of Hathaway Bridge (west of
Panama City), proceed west on U.S. Highway 98 for 1.0 km (0.6 mi) to Thomas
Drive, then south on Thomas Drive for 5.8 km (3.6 mi) to a road fork, bear left
and go 0.6 km (0.4 mi) to the entrance of St. Andrews State Park, then continue
to the first road past the park office, turn right and follow road to the
fishing pier.  The bench marks are in the area near the pier and along the park
road.  The tide gauge and staff were located on the offshore end of the pier.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9149 A 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9149 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10024
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  BE2991
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete floor                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)          LONGITUDE:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


The primary bench mark is a disk set in the concrete floor of the western most
picnic shelter near the inner end of the pier, 0.43 m (1.4 ft) south of the NW
roof support column, and 0.12 m (0.4 ft) east of the west edge of the shelter
floor.

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Station ID: 8729149                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/20/2004
Name:       ST. ANDREW STATE PARK                             
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  PARK 1956
                         DESIGNATION:          PARK AZ MK

MONUMENTATION:           Azimuth Mark disk                     VM#:        10019
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  BE0765
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30°  8.1' N (  30.13500)          LONGITUDE:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, 58.52 m (192.0
ft) south and across the fence from the center of the entrance gate to the state
park, 17.53 m (57.5 ft) west of the west corner of the carport of a concrete
block house, 0.91 m (3.0 ft) NE of a white wooden witness post.

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Station ID: 8729149                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/20/2004
Name:       ST. ANDREW STATE PARK                             
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  PARK NO 1 1956
                         DESIGNATION:          PARK RM 1

MONUMENTATION:           Reference Mark disk                   VM#:        10020
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  BE0767
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30°  8.2' N (  30.13670)          LONGITUDE:  85° 44.3' W ( -85.73830)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, 46.33 m (152.0
ft) NNW of the centerline of the road, 25.91 m (85.0 ft) SW of the centerline f
a road leading NW, 0.30 m (1.0 ft) south of a carsonite witness post, 3 m (9 ft)
above the level of the road, and 0.15 m (0.5 ft) above ground level.

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Station ID: 8729149                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/20/2004
Name:       ST. ANDREW STATE PARK                             
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  PARK 1956 1977
                         DESIGNATION:          PARK RESET

MONUMENTATION:           Horizontal Station disk               VM#:        10022
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Survey (NGS)        IDB PID#:  BE1759
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30°  8.2' N (  30.13670)          LONGITUDE:  85° 44.4' W ( -85.74000)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, 24.08 m (79.0
ft) NNW of the centerline of the road, 13.41 m (44.0 ft) north of a telephone
and power pole, 0.37 m (1.2 ft) south of a carsonite witness post, 4.57 m (15.0
ft) above road level, and 0.24 m (0.8 ft) above ground level.

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Station ID: 8729149                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/20/2004
Name:       ST. ANDREW STATE PARK                             
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  PARK NO 3 1977 1956
                         DESIGNATION:          PARK RM 3

MONUMENTATION:           Reference Mark disk                   VM#:        10023
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Transportation
                         (FLDT)                                IDB PID#:  BE1327
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30°  8.2' N (  30.13670)          LONGITUDE:  85° 44.3' W ( -85.73830)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a concrete monument, 17.37 m (57.0
ft) west of a telephone cabel box # SASP 5, 16.15 m (53.0 ft) north of the
centerline of the park road, 15.54 m (51.0 ft) ENE of a powerline pole, 12.37 m
(40.6 ft) ESE of triangulation station PARK 1956 1977, 0.34 m (1.1 ft) south of
a carsonite witness post, 2 m (8 ft) above the level of the road, and 0.1 m (0.3
ft) above ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9149 B 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9149 B TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10025
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  BE2990
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete floor                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)          LONGITUDE:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of the west corner of the concrete floor
of the bathhouse, 0.61 m (2.0 ft) NE of the west corner of the roof support
column, and 0.30 m (1.0 ft) SE of the NW edge of the floor.

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Station ID: 8729149                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/20/2004
Name:       ST. ANDREW STATE PARK                             
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9149 C
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9149 C TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        10026
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  BE2989
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete base                         OPUS PID#: BE2989
LATITUDE:   30°  7.9' N (  30.13170)          LONGITUDE:  85° 44.5' W ( -85.74170)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of the concrete base for a storage tank,
26.06 m (85.5 ft) ENE of and across the road from power pole #4, 17.77 m (58.3
ft) NW of the centerline of the road, 1.62 m (5.3 ft) NW of the SE corner of the
base, 1.46 m (4.8 ft) west of a metal witness post, and 0.88 m (2.9 ft) SE of
the south corner of the raised tank support.

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Station ID: 8729149                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/20/2004
Name:       ST. ANDREW STATE PARK                             
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at ST. ANDREW STATE PARK based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      9 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           March 1980 - November 1980
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8729840 PENSACOLA, PENSACOLA BAY


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.466
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.442
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.229
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.224
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.186
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.006
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     9149 A 1978                                 5.778    5.336
     PARK 1956                                   5.011    4.569
     PARK NO 1 1956                              6.133    5.691
     PARK 1956 1977                              7.029    6.587
     PARK NO 3 1977 1956                         5.627    5.185
     9149 B 1978                                 5.780    5.338
     9149 C                                      4.512    4.070


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Station ID: 8729149                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/20/2004
Name:       ST. ANDREW STATE PARK                             
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  7.8' N (  30.13000)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 44.6' W ( -85.74330)


                             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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