Bench Mark Sheet for 9075014, Harbor Beach MI

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  8

                                                                                
Station ID: 9075014                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       HARBOR BEACH, LAKE HURON                          
            MI
NOAA Chart: 14862                           Latitude:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84639)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64306)


TO REACH THE NOS GAUGING STATION IN HARBOR BEACH, HURON COUNTY, MI, FROM THE
INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 142 AND 25 (STATE STREET AND HURON AVENUE) IN
HARBOR BEACH, PROCEED TO THE MAIN GATE OF THE SENSIENT FLAVORS PLANT ON HURON
AVENUE. THE GAUGE HOUSE IS A WHITE CINDER BLOCK BUILDING LOCATED ALONG THE NORTH
SIDE OF THE OLD COAL LOADING DOCK EAST OF THE PLANT. PERMISSION MUST BE OBTAINED
FROM THE PLANT MANAGER TO VISIT THE STATION.


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                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  GRIST
                         DESIGNATION:          907 5014 GRIST

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        13046
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Survey              IDB PID#:  OJ0219
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Galvanized steel rod in sleeve        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.7' N (  43.84444)          LONGITUDE:  82° 39.0' W ( -82.64967)


The bench mark is a metal rod 38.9 m (127.6 ft) SE of a red brick building no.
8646, 31.4 m (103.0 ft) West of power pole DE871/5004, 25.0 m (82.0 ft) SSW of
the center of the road to plant, 3.7 m (12.1 ft) East of most East railroad
track, 0.6 m (2.0 ft) North of a witness post, 0.5 m (1.6 ft) below the ground
surface, being highest point on top of a stainless steel plug on top of a 3/8
inch diameter galvanized steel pipe 5.8 m (19.0 ft) long, the pipe is encased in
a 1-inch diameter steel pipe, protected by a 5 inch PVC pipe with aluminum
access cover stamped "Grist", and surrounded by concrete.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9075014                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       HARBOR BEACH, LAKE HURON                          
            MI
NOAA Chart: 14862                           Latitude:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84639)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64306)


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                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  E 237 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          E 237

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        13037
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Survey              IDB PID#:  OJ0644
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete wall                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.7' N (  43.84492)          LONGITUDE:  82° 38.9' W ( -82.64881)


The bench mark is a disk set vertically in the SE face near the East corner of
the main office building a three story concrete building number 8102, 28.6 m
(93.8 ft) ENE of the SW corner of main office building, 0.35 m (1.15 ft) SW of
the SE corner of the building, 0.35 m (1.15 ft) NE of the NE side of a window
sill. being 1.0 m (3.3 ft) above ground.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  GAGE 1965
                         DESIGNATION:          907 5014 GAGE

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        13038
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers            IDB PID#:  OJ0226
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Foundation                            OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84625)          LONGITUDE:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64308)


The bench mark is a disk 39.6 m (129.9 ft) NW of the SE end of the dock, at
South corner of the NOS water level gauge house foundation, 0.3 m (1.0 ft) NW of
SE edge and 0.12 m (0.39 ft) NE of SW edge of concrete foundation, 0.15 m (0.49
ft) above the ground, being highest point over cross at center of bronze disc
set into the top of the foundation.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9075014                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       HARBOR BEACH, LAKE HURON                          
            MI
NOAA Chart: 14862                           Latitude:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84639)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64306)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  MILLING
                         DESIGNATION:          907 5014 MILLING

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        13040
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Survey              IDB PID#:  OJ0228
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Metal rod driven into ground          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84650)          LONGITUDE:  82° 38.7' W ( -82.64492)


The bench mark is a metal rod 36.0 m (118.1 ft) West of second utility pole no.
DEGD9040 from end of dock, 21.5 m (70.5 ft) East of power pole no. DE480B2,
being last pole in line, 12.3 m (40.4 ft) SSW of the top edge of the bank where
rocks start, 7.8 m (25.6 ft) NE of the center of gravel drive, 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
West of a fiberglass witness post, being highest point on top of a 1-inch
diameter iron rod, 2.90 m (9.51 ft) long, surrounded by a 5 inch PVC pipe and
aluminum access cover stamped "Milling", with concrete kick block flush with the
ground.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:   
                         DESIGNATION:          907 5014 RAIL A

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        13041
AGENCY:                                                        IDB PID#:  OJ0223
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Railroad steel driven into ground     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84614)          LONGITUDE:  82° 38.7' W ( -82.64575)


The bench mark is a metal rod on the North side of the gravel drive leading to
the dock, 29.9 m (98.1 ft) NW of the second pole from gate, 25.1 m (82.3 ft)
NEof the first pole inside gate along road to the dock, 5.3 m (17.4 ft) NW from
fiberglass witness post, 5.2 m (17.1 ft) North of a metal witness post. Mark is
the top of a 2-inch by 4-inch iron rail 18.3 cm  below the gravel, protected by
a 5 inch PVC pipe with aluminum access cover surrounded by a mass of concrete
0.3 ft. below the gravel.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9075014                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       HARBOR BEACH, LAKE HURON                          
            MI
NOAA Chart: 14862                           Latitude:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84639)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64306)


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                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  ECCEN RCH 1941
                         DESIGNATION:          907 5014 HURON DISK

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        13042
AGENCY:                  US Lake Survey                        IDB PID#:  OJ0224
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Top of concrete monument              OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84606)          LONGITUDE:  82° 38.7' W ( -82.64578)


The bench mark is a disk 28.3 m (92.8 ft) NW of third pole from the gate, 21.2 m
(69.6 ft) NE of the second pole from gate along the shore to dock, being highest
point over cross at center of the bronze disc set into the top of the concrete
and is 9.1 cm under gravel, 0.58 m (1.90 ft) SW of a witness post.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:   
                         DESIGNATION:          907 5014 HURON

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        13043
AGENCY:                                                        IDB PID#:  OJ0225
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Metal rod driven into the ground      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84606)          LONGITUDE:  82° 38.7' W ( -82.64578)


The bench mark is a metal rod 21.3 m (69.9 ft) NE of the second utility pole and
8.7 m (28.5 ft) NW of the third utility pole inside gate along road leading to
the dock, enclosed in a 3-inch iron pipe capped by a threaded cover, the pipe is
encased in concrete resting on bed rock, being the highest point on top of a 7/8
inch diameter iron rod, 1.5 m (4.9 ft) long and fox-wedged (driven) into the
bedrock, 0.58 m (1.90 ft) WSW of a witness post.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9075014                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       HARBOR BEACH, LAKE HURON                          
            MI
NOAA Chart: 14862                           Latitude:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84639)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64306)


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                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  CHAMPLAIN 1995
                         DESIGNATION:          CHAMPLAIN 1995

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        18527
AGENCY:                  Army Corp of Engineers                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Top of concrete monument              OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84586)          LONGITUDE:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64275)


The bench mark is a disk 46.93 m (153.97 ft) SSE of the SW corner of the NOS
water level gauge house, 12.17 m (39.93 ft) East of the most East corner of NOS
met tower, 5.52 m (18.11 ft) WNW of the East edge of the concrete bulkhead on W
end of dock area, concrete bulkhead runs North and South, 0.62 m (2.03 ft) above
the ground level being the high point of a survey disk set into the top of a 36"
diameter steel pipe driven into the ground and filled with concrete.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5014 J 2011
                         DESIGNATION:          907 5014 J

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        20299
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Survey              IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Driven into the ground                OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.7' N (  43.84475)          LONGITUDE:  82° 39.0' W ( -82.65025)


The bench mark is a metal rod 21.3 m (69.9 ft) West of the guard house near
front gate, 9.5 m (31.2 ft) South of a asphalt parking lot, 3.8 m (12.5 ft)
North of orange witness post set against chain-link fence that runs North and
South, bench mark has concrete kick block and aluminum cap 2 cm (1 inch) below
ground surface, being a steel rod driven 14.5 m (47.6 ft) to refusal.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9075014                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       HARBOR BEACH, LAKE HURON                          
            MI
NOAA Chart: 14862                           Latitude:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84639)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64306)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  HARBOR BEACH 1934
                         DESIGNATION:          HARBOR BEACH

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        22131
AGENCY:                  US Lake Survey                        IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Building foundation                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 50.7' N (  43.84483)          LONGITUDE:  82° 39.1' W ( -82.65158)


The bench mark is a disk set vertically in a building foundation on the NW
corner of State St and Huron Ave, 13.9m (45.6 ft) North of the centerline of
State St., 12.32m (40.4 ft) West of the centerline of Huron Ave, 2.2m (7.2 ft)
North of the doorway at the SE entrance to building, 0.3m (1.0 ft) above
sidewalk.





Foot Notes:

Above marks are published for informational purposes only.  Long term stability
has not been reviewed prior to publication.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9075014                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       HARBOR BEACH, LAKE HURON                          
            MI
NOAA Chart: 14862                           Latitude:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84639)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64306)


                             D E F I N I T I O N S


The International Great Lakes Datum (IGLD) is the vertical height reference
datum used in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence River System for engineering,
charting, channel dredging, navigation safety, power generation, and water 
resource management. It is a coordinated datum between the United States and
Canada that ensures both countries are using the same reference for projects
in the Great Lakes basin. The datum origin, or zero, is defined as Mean Sea 
Level at Pointe-au-Pere /Rimouski, Quebec, Canada at the mouth of the 
St. Lawrence River. IGLD requires updating approximately every 25-30 years 
to account for varying changes in the land surface elevations following the 
retreat of the glaciers during the last ice age, referred to as Glacial 
Isostatic Adjustment (GIA). The current IGLD 1985 was implemented in 1992.

IGLD 1985 uses dynamic heights as the vertical reference standard and lakes
station water level elevations are adjusted to provide a level geopotential
plane for lake level reference.

Dynamic height is the potential difference along the plumbline between the 
vertical datum and a point of interest divided by a constant value of 
gravity. In Canada and USA, the constant value of gravity is the 
"normal gravity" on the ellipsoid at latitude 45 (9.806199 ms-2). Dynamic 
heights have no geometric meaning. They are mainly used for the management 
of water in large lakes, rivers and channels. The surface of a lake has a 
constant dynamic height if undisturbed by currents, winds, atmospheric 
pressure, etc.

The Hydraulic Corrector (HC) is the difference in the long term water level 
mean between Subordinate and Master station. The difference (HC) is 
subtracted algebraically at the subordinate gauge referencing the same 
elevation as the master station. Thus all water levels on a given lake can 
be referenced to the same lakes LWD/Chart Datum reference elevation.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9075014                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       HARBOR BEACH, LAKE HURON                          
            MI
NOAA Chart: 14862                           Latitude:   43° 50.8' N (  43.84639)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  82° 38.6' W ( -82.64306)


                             D E F I N I T I O N S


A Master Stations is the control point for determining water level 
elevations on a particular lake of the Great Lakes.   Since water surfaces
of the Great Lakes are considered to be at geopotential equal, all Mean 
Water Level (MWL) values for stations on a particular lake should have the 
same dynamic height.  Therefore, all subordinate water level station MWL 
values are adjusted to match the dynamic water level elevation of the Master
Station through the use of a hydraulic corrector.  In the establishment of 
International Great Lakes Datum (1985) the connecting waterways station 
dynamic elevations were calculated through the use of a linear regression 
while constraining the end points of the regression with the dynamic 
elevations of the corresponding master station above and below the 
connecting channel.

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 toNAVD88 are available from NGS through the World Wide 
Web at National Geodetic Survey.

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/.


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