Bench Mark Sheet for 8772447, Freeport TX

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772447                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/20/2020
Name:       FREEPORT, FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL                 
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11330                           Latitude:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94331)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.1' W ( -95.30250)


To reach the SPIP from the intersection of highway 332 and Fort Velasco Drive in
Surfside, Texas proceed southwest on Fort Velasco Drive For 1.59 KM (0.99 MI)
then turn left onto Park View Road and proceed 0.29 KM (0.18 MI) to surf drive
and make a right to proceed into Surfside Jetty Park. The bench marks are
located in the grassy area in the park and along the jetty walkway, and the SPIP
is located just west of the jetty.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2447 A 2006
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2447 A TIDAL
                         ALIAS:                2447 A

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                    VM#:        18442
AGENCY:                  Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI)        IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID#: BBGD50
LATITUDE:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94333)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.1' W ( -95.30250)


The primary bench mark is a flange-encased rod located on the USCG Freeport
property, 9.6 m (31.5 ft) east along the driveway leading to the finger pier on
the southernmost side of the station, 1.67 m (5.479 ft) north of the fence on
the southernmost side of the station, and 0.72 m (2.4 ft) south of the
southernmost concrete driveway leading to the finger pier of the southernmost
side of the station adjacent to the Freeport Entrance Channel.  The bench mark
is set 0.100 m (0.328 ft) below grade, driven 13.4 m (44.0 ft) to refusal, and
is encased in a 0.60 m (1.97 ft) PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772447                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/20/2020
Name:       FREEPORT, FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL                 
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11330                           Latitude:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94331)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.1' W ( -95.30250)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2447 B 2006
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2447 B TIDAL
                         ALIAS:                2447 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        18443
AGENCY:                  Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI)        IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Retaining wall                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94367)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.2' W ( -95.30278)


The bench mark is a disk set on top of the NW most point of the north retaining
wall of the boat ramp , 17.20 m (56.4 ft) ENE of a concrete fuel tank, 0.42 m
(1.38 ft) east of the NW end of the retaining wall.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2447 C 2006
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2447 C TIDAL
                         ALIAS:                2447 C

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                    VM#:        18444
AGENCY:                  Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI)        IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 56.7' N (  28.94417)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.2' W ( -95.30311)


The bench mark is a flange-encased rod located inside the north fence of the
USSCG Freeport property, 27 m (88.6 ft) NNE of a light pole, 24.2 m (79.4 ft) NW
of the PLCO well water tank No. 10691, and 0.9 m (2.95 ft) east of the fence
line.  The bench mark is driven 11 m (36.1 ft) and encased in a 6 inch PVC pipe
and concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772447                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/20/2020
Name:       FREEPORT, FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL                 
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11330                           Latitude:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94331)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.1' W ( -95.30250)


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                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  USCG 1997
                         DESIGNATION:          USCG
                         ALIAS:                USCG

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        18445
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 56.7' N (  28.94444)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.2' W ( -95.30278)


The bench mark is a disk set on top of 0.3 m x 0.3 m (1.0 ft x 1.0 ft) concrete
monument, 31 m (101.7 ft) NE of the AC cooling unit at the NE corner of the
maintenance building, 30.6 m (100.4 ft) south of the north fence line, and 4.35
m (14.27 ft) NE of a radio supression antenna located NE of the maintenance
building, and  0.7 m (2.3 ft) above ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2447 E 2006
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2447 E TIDAL
                         ALIAS:                2447 E

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                    VM#:        18446
AGENCY:                  Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI)        IDB PID#:  DP0699
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID#: DP0699
LATITUDE:   28° 56.7' N (  28.94472)          LONGITUDE:  95° 18.2' W ( -95.30306)


The bench mark is flange-encased rod located on the property of the USCG
Freeport, 64.6 m (211.9 ft) north from bench mark 877 2447 C, 63.40 m (20.80 ft)
NNW of the USCG bench mark, and 8.22 m (27.0 ft) SW of the NW fence corner. The
datum point is set 0.1 m (0.3 ft) below grade crimped to a stainless steel rod
driven 14.2 m (46.6 ft) to refusal and encased in a 0.6 m (2.0 ft) PVC pipe with
a concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772447                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/20/2020
Name:       FREEPORT, FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL                 
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11330                           Latitude:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94331)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.1' W ( -95.30250)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2447 A 2 2016
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2447 A 2

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        21975
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sidewalk                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 56.3' N (  28.93756)          LONGITUDE:  95° 17.7' W ( -95.29564)


The bench mark disk is located 18.3 m (60.0 ft) south SW of the first concrete
light pole coming from the jetty, 2.28 m (7.5 ft) east of a wooden hand rail on
the western edge of the jetty walk way, and 0.09 m (0.3 ft) SW of the eastern
edge of the concrete walk way.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2447 B 2 2016
                         DESIGNATION:          877 2447 B 2

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                    VM#:        21976
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 56.3' N (  28.93844)          LONGITUDE:  95° 17.8' W ( -95.29617)


The bench mark is a stainless steel rod located 26.7 m (87.6 ft) NW of the third
 wooden light pole from the jetty in the center of the park, 18 m (59.1 ft) NE
of the fourth concrete light pole from the jetty on the western side of the
park, 11.4 m (37.4 ft) SW of the sidewalk running north to south along the
parking lot, and 9 m (29.5 ft) SSW of a witness post. The datum point is set
flush with the ground, being the top of a stainless steel rod driven 9.8 m (33.0
ft) to refusal and encased in a 5 inch NOS logo cap.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772447                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/20/2020
Name:       FREEPORT, FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL                 
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11330                           Latitude:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94331)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.1' W ( -95.30250)


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                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  RR 455 1951
                         DESIGNATION:          RR 455

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        21979
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey          IDB PID#:  AM0093
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete block                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 56.5' N (  28.94242)          LONGITUDE:  95° 17.8' W ( -95.29650)


The benchmark is a disk set atop a concrete monument that is flush with the
ground located 15 m (49.2 ft) NNE of the centerline of Thunder Road, 8 m (26.2
ft) ESE of the centerline of fort Velasco drive, 2 m (6.5 ft) NNW of a red fire
hydrant,  0.85 m (2.8 ft) east of a witness post.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772447                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/20/2020
Name:       FREEPORT, FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL                 
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11330                           Latitude:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94331)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.1' W ( -95.30250)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at FREEPORT, FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      10 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           12/06-11/07, 10/08-9/14, 2/15-1/18
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8771450 GALVESTON PIER 21, GALVESTON CHANNEL


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (09/12/2008)         =  2.256
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.502
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.459
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.274
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.269
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.184
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.078
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (03/22/2010)         = -0.821

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     2447 A 2006                                 1.579    1.120
     2447 B 2006                                 2.161    1.702
     2447 C 2006                                 1.552    1.093
     USCG 1997                                   2.756    2.297
     2447 E 2006                                 1.805    1.346
     2447 A 2 2016                               2.708    2.249
     2447 B 2 2016                               2.625    2.166
     RR 455 1951                                 1.282    0.823


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8772447                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/20/2020
Name:       FREEPORT, FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL                 
            TX
NOAA Chart: 11330                           Latitude:   28° 56.6' N (  28.94331)
USGS Quad:  FREEPORT                        Longitude:  95° 18.1' W ( -95.30250)


                             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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