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Bench Mark Sheet for 8762419, U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC LA

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Station ID: 8762419                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/09/2004
Name:       U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC                     
            LA
NOAA Chart: 11369                           Latitude:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)
USGS Quad:  MANCHAC                         Longitude:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


To reach the tidal bench marks proceed to Galva at the south end of the U.S.
Highway 51 bridge over Pass Manchac.  The bench marks are along old U.S. Highway
51 south of the bridge.  The tide gage and staff are at the north end of the
abandoned roadbed of the old U.S. Highway 51 bridge on the south side of Pass
Manchac.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2419 A 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          876 2419 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        11368
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  BJ3732
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 16.9' N (  30.28170)          LONGITUDE:  90° 24.0' W ( -90.40000)


The primary bench mark is a disk located at the south end of the old U.S.
Highway 51 bridge, 50 m (163 ft) north of utility pole #5 40, 15 m (48 ft) NNW
of the NW corner of a shed east of old U.S. Highway 51, 10 m (32 ft) SE of the
SE corner of the old U.S. Highway bridge, 5 m (15 ft) ENE of the centerline of
old U.S. Highway 51, and 1 m (3 ft) SW of utility pole #67.  The bench mark is
set 9 cm (0.3 ft) below ground level, crimped to the top of a stainless steel
rod driven 15.8 m (52 ft) to substantial resistance, and encased in a 4-inch PVC
pipe and concrete kickblock.

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Station ID: 8762419                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/09/2004
Name:       U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC                     
            LA
NOAA Chart: 11369                           Latitude:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)
USGS Quad:  MANCHAC                         Longitude:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2419 B 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          876 2419 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        11369
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)          LONGITUDE:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


The bench mark is a disk located 67 m (219 ft) south of bench mark 2419 A 1982,
32 m (106 ft) NNW of a utility pole located between U.S. Highway 51 and old U.S.
Highway 51 SW of the Sportsmans Lodge building, 12 m (41 ft) WSW of the
centerline of old Highway 51, and 12 m (38 ft) ENE of the centerline of U.S.
Highway 51.  The bench mark is set 9 cm (0.3 ft) below ground level, crimped to
the top of a stainless steel rod driven 17.1 m (56 ft) to substantial
resistance, and encased in a 4-inch PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2419 C 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          876 2419 C

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        11370
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)          LONGITUDE:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


The bench mark is a disk located 69 m (227 ft) SSE of bench mark 2419 B 1982, 67
m (220 ft) SSE of a utility pole located between U.S. Highway 51 and old U.S.
Highway 51 SW of the Sportsmans Lodge building, 23 m (75 ft) north of a utility
pole south of the previously described utility pole, 20 m (65 ft) ENE of the
centerline of U.S. Highway 51, and 6 m (20 ft) WSW of the centerline of old U.S.
Highway 51.  The bench mark is set 9 cm (0.3 ft) below ground level, crimped to
the top of a stainless steel rod driven 17.1 m (56 ft) to substantial
resistance, and encased in a 4-inch PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8762419                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/09/2004
Name:       U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC                     
            LA
NOAA Chart: 11369                           Latitude:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)
USGS Quad:  MANCHAC                         Longitude:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  GALVA 2 1955
                         DESIGNATION:          GALVA 2

MONUMENTATION:           Triangulation Station disk            VM#:        11372
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  BJ1522
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 16.8' N (  30.28000)          LONGITUDE:  90° 24.0' W ( -90.40000)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete monument, 0.24 km (0.15 mi) south of
the south end of the U.S. Highway 51 bridge over Pass Manchac, on old U.S.
Highway 51, 8.38 m (27.5 ft) SW of the SW corner of a 1-story frame house, 7.16
m (23.5 ft) east of the centerline of old U.S. Highway 51, 4.72 m (15.5 ft) NW
of the NW corner of a 1-story frame house with 2 doors on the west side, and 3
cm (0.1 ft) above ground level.

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Station ID: 8762419                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/09/2004
Name:       U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC                     
            LA
NOAA Chart: 11369                           Latitude:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)
USGS Quad:  MANCHAC                         Longitude:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  GALVA 2 NO 3 1955
                         DESIGNATION:          GALVA 2 RM 3

MONUMENTATION:           Reference Mark disk                   VM#:        11373
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  BJ1523
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete post                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 16.8' N (  30.28000)          LONGITUDE:  90° 24.0' W ( -90.40000)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete post 0.24 km (0.15 mi) south of the
south end of the U.S. Highway 51 bridge over Pass Manchac, 17.43 m (57.2 ft)
north of bench mark GALVA 2 1955, 7.16 m (23.5 ft) east of the centerline of old
U.S. Highway 51, 3.14 m (10.3 ft) NW of the NW corner of a 1-story frame house,
2.29 m (7.5 ft) SW of a power line pole with transformer, and about level with
the highway.

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Station ID: 8762419                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/09/2004
Name:       U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC                     
            LA
NOAA Chart: 11369                           Latitude:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)
USGS Quad:  MANCHAC                         Longitude:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  GALVA 2 NO 5 1973
                         DESIGNATION:          GALVA 2 RM 5

MONUMENTATION:           Reference Mark disk                   VM#:        11374
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AE6861
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete post                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 16.8' N (  30.28000)          LONGITUDE:  90° 24.0' W ( -90.40000)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete post 0.24 km (0.15 mi) south of the
south end of the U.S. Highway 51 bridge over Pass Manchac, SW of and across old
U.S. Highway 51 from bench mark GALVA 2 NO 3 1955, 9.17 m (30.1 ft) west of
bench mark GALVA 2 1955, 4.57 m (15 ft) west of the centerline of old U.S.
Highway 51, and at ground level.

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Station ID: 8762419                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/09/2004
Name:       U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC                     
            LA
NOAA Chart: 11369                           Latitude:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)
USGS Quad:  MANCHAC                         Longitude:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  C 275 1969
                         DESIGNATION:          C 275

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        11375
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  BJ1524
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete abutment                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30° 17.0' N (  30.28330)          LONGITUDE:  90° 24.0' W ( -90.40000)


The bench mark is a disk set on top of the east end of the south concrete
abutment of the U.S. Highway 51 bridge over Pass Manchac, 5.91 m (19.4 ft) east
of the centerline of the highway, 0.73 m (2.4 ft) west of the east end of the
abutment, and about level with the highway.

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Station ID: 8762419                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/09/2004
Name:       U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC                     
            LA
NOAA Chart: 11369                           Latitude:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)
USGS Quad:  MANCHAC                         Longitude:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      8 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           January 1983 - December 1990
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8761927 USCG NEW CANAL STA., LAKE PONT.


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (10/29/1985)         =  1.460
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.126
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.125
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.068
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.063
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.000
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 = -0.179
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (04/12/1988)         = -0.668

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     2419 A 1982                                 1.152    1.027
     2419 B 1982                                 0.888    0.763
     2419 C 1982                                 1.029    0.904
     GALVA 2 1955                                1.413    1.288
     GALVA 2 NO 3 1955                           1.448    1.323
     GALVA 2 NO 5 1973                           1.478    1.353
     C 275 1969                                  1.601    1.476


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Station ID: 8762419                         PUBLICATION DATE:  03/09/2004
Name:       U.S. HIGHWAY 51, PASS MANCHAC                     
            LA
NOAA Chart: 11369                           Latitude:   30° 17.1' N (  30.28500)
USGS Quad:  MANCHAC                         Longitude:  90° 24.1' W ( -90.40170)


                             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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