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Bench Mark Sheet for 8729108, Panama City FL

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729108                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       PANAMA CITY, ST. ANDREW BAY                       
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  9.1' N (  30.15170)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 40.0' W ( -85.66670)


To reach the tidal bench marks in Panama City from the intersection of Harrison
Avenue (U.S. Highway 231, State Highway 391) and U.S. Highway 98 (E. 15th St.).
proceed south along Harrison Avenue 3.2 km (2.0 mi) to the City Marina.  The
bench marks are along streets between Panama City Marina and Fourth street.  The
tide gage and staff are located at the end of Harrison Avenue at the NW corner
of the pier at Panama City Marina.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  L 9108 1977
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9108 L TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          778
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  BE3028
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper-clad steel rod                 OPUS PID#: BE3028
LATITUDE:   30°  9.1' N (  30.15211)          LONGITUDE:  85° 39.8' W ( -85.66367)


The primary bench mark is a disk located on the SE side of Panama City in a
small park between the City Hall and Civic Center near the SW one of two water
fountains, 45.42 m (149.0 ft) WNW from the center column of the Civic Center,
16.46 m (54.0 ft) SSW from the south corner of a flag pole base, 9.97 m (32.7
ft) SW from a metal light pole, 5.55 m (18.2 ft) south from the center of a
round manhole cover 0.80 m (2.6 ft) in diameter, 4.88 m (16.0 ft) ESE from the
south eastern-most edge of water fountain, and 4.33 m (14.2 ft) NW from the NW
curb of the street. The bench mark is crimped to a copper-clad steel rod driven
14.3 m (47 ft) to refusal, and encased in a PVC pipe projecting 0.06 m (0.2 ft)
above ground level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729108                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       PANAMA CITY, ST. ANDREW BAY                       
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  9.1' N (  30.15170)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 40.0' W ( -85.66670)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1 1933 20.577
                         DESIGNATION:          1 USE

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          779
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers (USE)      IDB PID#:  BE0756
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Step                                  OPUS PID#: BE0756
LATITUDE:   30°  9.3' N (  30.15528)          LONGITUDE:  85° 39.6' W ( -85.65978)


The bench mark is a disk set on the top of the bottom step of the main (south)
entrance to the Police Department Building, at the intersection of 4th Street &
Luverne Avenue, 45.1 m (148 ft) east of the east curb of Harrison Avenue, 13.1 m
(43 ft) west of the west curb of Luverne Avenue, 5.64 m (18.5 ft) north of the
north curb of 4th Street, and 0.15 m (0.5 ft) above the level of the sidewalk.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  J 9108 1977
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9108 J TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          783
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  BE3029
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bulkhead                              OPUS PID#: BE3029
LATITUDE:   30°  9.1' N (  30.15183)          LONGITUDE:  85° 40.0' W ( -85.66692)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of the outermost bulkhead of the wharf
at the Panama City Wharf and Marina at the south end of Harrison Avenue, 38.13 m
(125.1 ft)  SE of the NW corner of the T-Pier, 30.21 m (99.1 ft) SW of Boat Slip
19, and 0.34 m (1.1 ft) NE of the SW face of concrete pier cap.

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Station ID: 8729108                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       PANAMA CITY, ST. ANDREW BAY                       
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  9.1' N (  30.15170)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 40.0' W ( -85.66670)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  K 9108 1977
                         DESIGNATION:          872 9108 K TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:          784
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  BE3030
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bulkhead                              OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   30°  9.1' N (  30.15131)          LONGITUDE:  85° 40.0' W ( -85.66592)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in a concrete bulkhead at the Panama City
Wharf and Marina at the south end of Harrison Avenue, 43.28 m (142.0 ft) west of
the centerline of the main entrance of the Four Winds Restaurant, 33.22 m (109.0
ft) NE of the SW face of the seawall facing St. Andrews Bay, 23.96 m (78.6 ft)
NW of the NW wall of the Four Winds Restaurant,  4.02 m (13.2 ft) west of a fire
hydrant, and 2.44 m (8.0 ft) NE of the T-Junction of the Wharf.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729108                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       PANAMA CITY, ST. ANDREW BAY                       
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  9.1' N (  30.15170)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 40.0' W ( -85.66670)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at PANAMA CITY, ST. ANDREW BAY based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      18 Years
     TIME PERIOD:           1/1/1983-12/31-1997 ; 1/1/1999-1231/2001
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:   


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (10/04/1995)         =  2.151
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.409
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.395
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.205
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.203
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.170
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.014
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (12/24/1989)         = -0.684

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     L 9108 1977                                 2.946    2.551
     1 1933 20.577                               6.294    5.899
     J 9108 1977                                 2.277    1.882
     K 9108 1977                                 2.275    1.880


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8729108                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       PANAMA CITY, ST. ANDREW BAY                       
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11391                           Latitude:   30°  9.1' N (  30.15170)
USGS Quad:  PANAMA CITY                     Longitude:  85° 40.0' W ( -85.66670)


                             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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