Bench Mark Sheet for 9063038, Erie, Lake Erie PA

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  7

                                                                                
Station ID: 9063038                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       ERIE, LAKE ERIE                                   
            PA
NOAA Chart: 14835                           Latitude:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15389)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  80°  5.6' W ( -80.09250)


TO REACH THE NOS GAUGING STATION, ON PRESQUE ISLE, ERIE, ERIE COUNTY,
PENNSYLVANIA,FROM THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 5 WEST AND PENINSULA DR (RT
832),PROCEED NORTH ON PENINSULA DR FOR 1.77 KM (1.10 MI) , TO THE PRESQUE ISLE
PROPERTY, THE ROAD TURNS INTO THOMPSON DR, PROCEED NORTH ON THOMPSON DR FOR 5.5
KM (3.40 MI) TO THE PRESQUE ISLE GATE AND OFFICE, CONTINUE ALONG THOMPSON DR FOR
5.1 MILE, TO COAST GUARD RD, PROCEED WEST ON COAST GUARD RD FOR 1.1 KM (0.70 MI)
TO THE USCG PAVED DRIVEWAY, THE WATER LEVEL GAUGING STATION IS 0.2 KM (0.10 MI)
SOUTH ON COAST GUARD RD, ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  3038 POPLAR
                         DESIGNATION:          906 3038 POPLAR

MONUMENTATION:           Metal Rod                             VM#:        12813
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Suvey               IDB PID#:  ND0161
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper-clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   42°  9.3' N (  42.15492)          LONGITUDE:  80°  4.6' W ( -80.07639)


The bench mark is a copper-clad steel rod 41.5m (136.2 ft) NNW of the NE corner
of utility shed on S end of properly, 39.62m (130.0 ft) SE of power pole B7731,
26.51m (87.0 ft) E of the E corner of a concrete block utility building, encased
in a 5-inch PVC pipe 0.8 m (2.6 ft) below ground.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9063038                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       ERIE, LAKE ERIE                                   
            PA
NOAA Chart: 14835                           Latitude:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15389)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  80°  5.6' W ( -80.09250)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  Y 13 1934
                         DESIGNATION:          Y 13

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        12807
AGENCY:                  Coast and Geodetic Survey             IDB PID#:  ND0006
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Wall                                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15269)          LONGITUDE:  80°  4.7' W ( -80.07833)


the bench mark is a disk 33.5 meters (109.9 ft) E of the launching way at the
U.S. Coast Guard station boathouse , 17.80 meters (58.40 ft) E of the SW end of
the concrete mooring pier, 14.80 meters (48.56 ft) S of the S corner of a chain
link fence, 2.62 meters (8.60 ft) NW of the SE edge of the pier.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  3038 G 1985
                         DESIGNATION:          906 3038 G

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        12808
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey                 IDB PID#:  AB6918
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Footing of gauge house                OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15389)          LONGITUDE:  80°  4.6' W ( -80.07586)


The bench mark is a disk 8.65 meters (28.38 ft) N of the S steel seawall, 0.59
meter (1.94 ft) SE of the SE corner of the NOS gauge house, 0.23 meters (0.75
ft) NW of the SE corner of concrete foundation of gauge house, 0.40 meters (1.31
ft) above the pier.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9063038                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       ERIE, LAKE ERIE                                   
            PA
NOAA Chart: 14835                           Latitude:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15389)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  80°  5.6' W ( -80.09250)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  3038 H 1985
                         DESIGNATION:          906 3038 H

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        12809
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey                 IDB PID#:  AB6919
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   42°  9.3' N (  42.15442)          LONGITUDE:  80°  4.5' W ( -80.07478)


The bench mark is a disk 94.5 meters (310.0 ft) E of the SE corner of a concrete
foundation pad for the NOS water level gauge house, 9.63 meters (31.59 ft) N of
the S face of the steel bulkhead, 4.01 meters (13.16 ft) NE of the NE corner of
a sloped bike ramp, 17.37 cm S of the N edge of the steel piling, located on the
3rd full piling indentation.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  US Harbor Line No. 14
                         DESIGNATION:          14

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        12810
AGENCY:                  US Engineers                          IDB PID#:  ND0162
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier.                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15367)          LONGITUDE:  80°  4.6' W ( -80.07622)


The bench mark is a survey disk 52.51m (172.3 ft) E of E most round bollard,
35.66 meters (116.99 ft) SW of the old National Ocean Survey water level gauge
pipe which is at the NE end of the pier, 32.70 meters (107.28 ft) WSW of the
fence, 8.95 meters (29.36 ft) E of the base of a metal pipe mooring anchor, 4.15
meters (13.62 ft) NW of the SE edge of the concrete pier and 3.86m (12.7 ft) N
of S face of bulkhead.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9063038                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       ERIE, LAKE ERIE                                   
            PA
NOAA Chart: 14835                           Latitude:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15389)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  80°  5.6' W ( -80.09250)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  3038 J 1995
                         DESIGNATION:          906 3038 J

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        12814
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:  DI3131
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   42°  9.3' N (  42.15514)          LONGITUDE:  80°  4.4' W ( -80.07378)


The bench mark is a disk attached to a stainless steel rod 23.7 meters (77.8 ft)
SSW of the SE fence corner, 13.9 meters (45.6 ft) SSE of the SW of the
restrooms, 15.8 meters (51.8 ft) S of the S face of the restroom, 10.4 meters
(34.1 ft) NNW of the center of the gravel road.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  12
                         DESIGNATION:          12

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        18319
AGENCY:                  US Engineers                          IDB PID#:  DI3130
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   42°  9.4' N (  42.15614)          LONGITUDE:  80°  4.3' W ( -80.07125)


The bench mark is a survey disk 12.96 m (42.52 ft) E of the W wall of lighthouse
pier, 1.33 m (4.36 ft) NE of the NW corner of the concrete lighthouse
foundation, 1.1 m (3.6 ft) SW of the NE face of the lighthouse pier.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9063038                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       ERIE, LAKE ERIE                                   
            PA
NOAA Chart: 14835                           Latitude:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15389)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  80°  5.6' W ( -80.09250)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  D 362 1981 RESET 2007
                         DESIGNATION:          D 362 1981 RESET 2007

MONUMENTATION:           Flange-encased Rod                    VM#:        18598
AGENCY:                  National Geodetic Survey              IDB PID#:  DN2578
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod in sleeve         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15317)          LONGITUDE:  80°  4.7' W ( -80.07833)


The bench mark is a stainless steel rod 19.65 meters (64.47 ft) N of the S
corner post of a chain link fence, 2.84 meters (9.32 ft) S of the W corner of
the base of the flagpole, 2.64 meters (8.66 ft) ENE of the W fence line, 2.44
meters (8.01 ft) W of the S corner of the base of the flagpole, approx 4 inches
below grade.





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: 9063038                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       ERIE, LAKE ERIE                                   
            PA
NOAA Chart: 14835                           Latitude:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15389)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  80°  5.6' W ( -80.09250)


                             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.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9063038                         PUBLICATION DATE:  08/11/2017
Name:       ERIE, LAKE ERIE                                   
            PA
NOAA Chart: 14835                           Latitude:   42°  9.2' N (  42.15389)
USGS Quad:                                  Longitude:  80°  5.6' W ( -80.09250)


                             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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