2002-08-28

GT1657 - A 803

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 54.217'
Long: 119° 31.100'
Alt: 644.4'
Designation: A 803
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: in a boulder
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1947 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 1.5 MI NE FROM ACADEMY. 1.5 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 168 FROM THE JUNCTION OF MADSEN AVENUE AT ACADEMY, IN A Y FORMED BY THE JUNCTION OF SAMPLE ROAD AND THE HIGHWAY, IN THE TOP OF A 3- BY 3-FOOT FLAT GRANITE BOULDER PROJECTING ABOUT 1/2 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND, 49.9 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 62 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 24.5 FEET NORTH OF A 36-INCH OAK TREE, 54.8 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TELEPHONE POLE 2/268, 35.2 FEET NORTHEAST OF A TOLL-HOUSE 13 HUNTINGTON LAKE 52 SIGN, AND ABOUT 5 FEET HIGHER THAN THE HIGHWAY. SEC 12, T12S, R22E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 54.270'
Long: 119° 31.112'
Alt: NA

Found it at 18:45, 28 August 2002. Found it mostly as described and in good condition. The 1972 description refers to the location as 62 feet north of the centerline of Sample Road. The intersection of Sample road and Highway 168 has moved north about 130 feet and the cap is now on the south side of the road - about 25 feet south of the centerline of Sample Road. There is some cosmetic damage to the cap, but it is readable. New coordinates found by 5 minute occupation with 6-7 strong satellites and 1 intermittent WAAS satellite.

Close-up of the cap & GPSr. It's about 5 feet to the asphalt below.


View northerly up Highway 168 showing cap, GPSr, and marker adjacent to Sample Road.


View easterly up Sample Road showing cap, GPSr, & marker in relation to Sample Road. Cap is about 5 feet above the road.

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