Bench Mark Sheet for 9432796, ISTHMUS SLOUGH, COOS BAY OR

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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: 9432796                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/16/2004
Name:       ISTHMUS SLOUGH, COOS BAY                          
            OR
NOAA Chart: 18587                           Latitude:   43° 21.1' N (  43.35170)
USGS Quad:  COOS BAY                        Longitude: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and
State Highway 243 in Coos Bay, proceed south on U.S. Highway 101 to State
Highway 241 (Coos River Highway), travel east on State Highway 241 for 0.8 km
(0.5 mi) over the Isthmus Slough bridge, then at the immediate end of the bridge
turn right and proceed south on Olive Barber Road for 2 km (1 mi) to the Coos
Head Timber Company McKenna Plant, then follow the road through the entrance
gate and proceed NW to the plywood plant.  The bench marks are on the Coos Head
Timber Company McKenna Plant property.  The tide gage and staff were at the SW
corner of the plywood plant.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2796 A 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          943 2796 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8792
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete footing                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 21.2' N (  43.35330)          LONGITUDE: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


The primary bench mark is a disk set vertically and flush on the east face of
the 2 m x 0.5 m (8 ft x 1.5 ft) north concrete footing of a 15 m x 2 m (50 ft x
8 ft) diameter propane tank elevated 2 m (5 ft) above the ground at the SW
corner of the property, 31 m (103 ft) south of the south face of the plywood
plant, 8 m (26 ft) east of the east edge of the shipping dock, 2 m (8 ft) west
of the centerline of the road, and 1 m (2 ft) above ground level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9432796                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/16/2004
Name:       ISTHMUS SLOUGH, COOS BAY                          
            OR
NOAA Chart: 18587                           Latitude:   43° 21.1' N (  43.35170)
USGS Quad:  COOS BAY                        Longitude: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2796 B 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          943 2796 B TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8793
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete foundation                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 21.2' N (  43.35330)          LONGITUDE: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the west edge of a 11 m x 3 m x 1 m (36 ft
x 10 ft x 3 ft) abandoned concrete foundation at the south end of the property,
40.29 m (132.2 ft) south of the south face of the plywood plant, 32.55 m (106.8
ft) ESE of bench mark 2796 A 1982, 8 m (27 ft) SE of the centerline of the road,
6.83 m (22.4 ft) SW of the SW corner of a shed, 5.12 m (16.8 ft) NE of the SW
corner of the foundation, and 1 m (3 ft) above ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2796 C 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          943 2796 C TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8794
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete footing                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 21.2' N (  43.35330)          LONGITUDE: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the west concrete footing of the paint
booth attached to the SW end of the planer building on the east side of the
property, 18.30 m (60.0 ft) west of the west face of the sorter, 8.38 m (27.5
ft) east of the centerline of the road, 5.67 m (18.6 ft) SE of the SW corner of
the planer building, 3.32 m (10.9 ft) south of the south face of the planer
building, and at ground level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9432796                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/16/2004
Name:       ISTHMUS SLOUGH, COOS BAY                          
            OR
NOAA Chart: 18587                           Latitude:   43° 21.1' N (  43.35170)
USGS Quad:  COOS BAY                        Longitude: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2796 D 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          943 2796 D TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8795
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete foundation                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 21.2' N (  43.35330)          LONGITUDE: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the top of a concrete foundation at the
east end of the resaw building, at the center of the property, east of the
conveyor belts, 11.70 m (38.4 ft) NW of the SW corner of a fire wall, 10 m (33
ft) SW of the SE corner of an elevated chip bin, 5.88 m (19.3 ft) north of the
south end of the concrete foundation, and 1 m (2 ft) above ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2796 E 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          943 2796 E TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8796
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete retaining wall               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   43° 21.2' N (  43.35330)          LONGITUDE: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in a 11.06 m (36.3 ft) long concrete
retaining wall at the north end of the chipper building, west of an abandoned
circular burner foundation, at the north end of the property, 9 m (30 ft) north
of the north face of the chipper building, and 7.47 m (24.5 ft) west of the east
end of the retaining wall.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9432796                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/16/2004
Name:       ISTHMUS SLOUGH, COOS BAY                          
            OR
NOAA Chart: 18587                           Latitude:   43° 21.1' N (  43.35170)
USGS Quad:  COOS BAY                        Longitude: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at ISTHMUS SLOUGH, COOS BAY based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 MONTH
     TIME PERIOD:           September 1982 - September 1982
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  9432780 CHARLESTON, COOS BAY


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  2.665
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  2.462
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  1.492
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  1.437
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.412
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     2796 A 1982                                 3.887    1.425
     2796 B 1982                                 4.832    2.370
     2796 C 1982                                 3.971    1.509
     2796 D 1982                                 4.678    2.216
     2796 E 1982                                 8.693    6.231


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9432796                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/16/2004
Name:       ISTHMUS SLOUGH, COOS BAY                          
            OR
NOAA Chart: 18587                           Latitude:   43° 21.1' N (  43.35170)
USGS Quad:  COOS BAY                        Longitude: 124° 11.5' W (-124.19200)


                             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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