Bench Mark Sheet for 8772440, Freeport TX

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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: 8772440                         PUBLICATION DATE:  10/20/2011
Name:       FREEPORT, DOW BARGE CANAL                         
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11321                           Latitude:   28° 56.9' N (  28.94830)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30830)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of Gulf and Velasco
Boulevards in Freeport, proceed east on Gulf Boulevard (becomes County Road 229)
for 3.2 km (2.0 mi) to the Dow Chemical Company gate where permission to enter
and an escort must be obtained, continue on County Road 229 for 1.0 km (0.6 mi)
to the west levee road of the Dow Barge Canal, go SE and south on the levee road
for 1.0 km (0.6 mi) to the skimmer gate.  The bench marks are located on the
west side of the canal between the levee and the shoreline.  The tide gage is
located on the east side of the skimmer gate.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2440 A 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2440 A

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          864
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AI1121
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 57.0' N (  28.94928)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.6' W ( -95.30950)


The primary bench mark is a disk located in the Dow Chemical Company's plant
area near the skimmer gate, 32 m (105 ft) SW of the SW corner of the steel
walkway to the skimmer gate, 26.52 m (87.0 ft) west of the west shoreline of the
barge canal, 26.52 m (87.0 ft) south of the centerline of the overhead pipeline
over the skimmer gate, and 17 m (56 ft) east of the centerline of the levee
road.  The bench mark is 9 cm (0.3 ft) below ground level, crimped to a
stainless steel rod driven 13.7 m (45 ft) to refusal, and encased in a 4-inch
PVC pipe and a concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772440                         PUBLICATION DATE:  10/20/2011
Name:       FREEPORT, DOW BARGE CANAL                         
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11321                           Latitude:   28° 56.9' N (  28.94830)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30830)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 8 1973
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2441 TIDAL 8

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          869
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AM0028
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 57.0' N (  28.94920)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30800)


Mark reported destroyed 1/8/02 by CBI.    The bench mark is a disk set in the
top of a concrete post located 0.3 km (0.2 mi) south of the junction of the
levee road and a road south to the Dow Chemical Company skimmer gate, caretaker
house and a tide gage, 43.59 m (143.0 ft) west of the west edge of the canal,
29.84 m (97.9 ft) east of the centerline of the levee road, 11.89 m (39.0 ft)
west of a fence line, 6.40 m (21.0 ft) east of the center line of a shell road,
1.10 m (3.6 ft) north of power pole RPL 432/227, and 0.91 m (3.0 ft) west of a
witness post.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2440 B 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2440 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          871
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 57.0' N (  28.94920)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30800)


The bench mark is a disk located in the Dow Chemical Company's plant area near
the skimmer gate, 51.82 m (170.0 ft) east of the NE face of styrene tank No.
V-1, 21.80 m (71.5 ft) north of a red valve for tanks, 16.37 m (53.7 ft) WNW of
a 4-inch steel concrete post, and 6.07 m (19.9 ft) east of the centerline of the
levee road.  The bench mark is 0.4 foot (0.1 m) below ground level, crimped to a
stainless steel rod driven 13.7 m (45 ft) to refusal, and encased in a 4-inch
PVC pipe and a concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  3 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8772440                         PUBLICATION DATE:  10/20/2011
Name:       FREEPORT, DOW BARGE CANAL                         
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11321                           Latitude:   28° 56.9' N (  28.94830)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30830)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2440 C 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2440 C

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          872
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 56.8' N (  28.94670)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30800)


The bench mark is a disk located in the Dow Chemical Company's plant area west
of the skimmer gate, 51.82 m (170.0 ft) east of the NE face of Styrene Tank
#V-1, 21.80 m (71.5 ft) north of a red valve for the tanks, 16.37 m (53.7 ft)
WNW of a 0.10 m (0.3 ft) steel concrete post, and 6.07 m (19.9 ft) east of the
centerline of Levee Road.   The bench mark is 9 cm (0.3 ft) below ground level,
crimped to a stainless steel rod driven 13.7 m (45 ft) to refusal, and encased
in a 4-inch PVC pipe and a concrete kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2440 D 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2440 D 1980

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          873
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 57.0' N (  28.94920)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30800)


The bench mark is a disk located in the Dow Chemical Company's plant area and
west of the skimmer gate, 23.16 m (76.0 ft) south of the SE corner of a chain
link fence compound, 23.16 m (76.0 ft) east of the centerline of the levee road,
and 17.37 m (57.0 ft) SW of utility pole No. 230 with telephone booth.  The
bench mark is 9 cm (0.3 ft) below ground level, crimped to a stainless steel rod
driven 13.7 m (45 ft) to refusal, and encased in a 4-inch PVC pipe and a
concrete kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:   
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2440 SRM
                         ALIAS:                 

MONUMENTATION:           Bolt                                  VM#:        14017
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Skimmer gate fender                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 57.0' N (  28.95000)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30830)


The bench mark is the head of a galvanized steel lag bolt in the top of the
fender on the east side of the skimmer gate.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772440                         PUBLICATION DATE:  10/20/2011
Name:       FREEPORT, DOW BARGE CANAL                         
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11321                           Latitude:   28° 56.9' N (  28.94830)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30830)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at FREEPORT, DOW BARGE CANAL based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      5 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           January 1997 - December 2001
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:   


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (07/15/2003)         =  2.045
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.536
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.494
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.291
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.289
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.083
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (02/25/1965)         = -1.295

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     2440 A 1980                                 3.640    3.146
     NO 8 1973                                   2.839    2.345
     2440 B 1980                                 5.087    4.593
     2440 C 1980                                 4.002    3.508
     2440 D 1980                                 3.029    2.535
     877 2440 SRM                                2.646    2.152


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

                                                                                
Station ID: 8772440                         PUBLICATION DATE:  10/20/2011
Name:       FREEPORT, DOW BARGE CANAL                         
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11321                           Latitude:   28° 56.9' N (  28.94830)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.5' W ( -95.30830)


                             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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