Lat: 36° 21.360
Long: 119° 39.025
Designation: HANFORD NORTH MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1961 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (OSR) STATION IS LOCATED 1 MILE NORTH NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF HANFORD AND IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BROWN AND WATER STREET. IT IS A SILVER COLORED, ELEVATED, DOUBLE ELLIPSOIDAL WATER TANK 96 FEET HIGH AND ON FOUR LEGS. ITS APEX WAS THE POINT OF INTERSECTION.
Lat: 36° 20.450
Long: 119° 38.600
Found it at 16:45, 31 Dec. 2002. Found it in good condition. The calculated NGS coordinates were over a mile off. There is no evidence or remnants of a tank (such as a smaller municipal well site) at the posted coordinates. The double-elipsiodal tank found at Brown & Water Streets has six legs, not four as described. It is not a new tank and the original surveyor probably incorretly described it.
Original coordinates (NAD83) off by about 5400 feet when in WGS84 mode. WGS84 coordinates found by 2 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.