2002-12-31

GT1980 - HANFORD NORTH MUNICIPAL TANK

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 21.360
Long: 119° 39.025
Alt: 0
Designation: HANFORD NORTH MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 20.450
Long: 119° 38.600
Alt: NA

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.

The six-legged tank at Brown & Water Streets.

GT1978 - HANFORD MUNICIPAL TANK

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 19.432
Long: 119° 38.770
Alt: 0
Designation: HANFORD MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (JCS) STATION IS LOCATED IN THE SW EDGE OF HANFORD, 166 FEET N OF THE CENTER LINE OF WEST FOURTH STREET, AND 150 FEET E OF THE CENTER LINE OF SOUTH ERWIN STREET. IT IS A SILVER-COLORED, ELEVATED, STEEL WATER TANK ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH, AND ITS APEX WAS THE POINT OF INTERSECTION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 19.438
Long: 119° 38.772
Alt: NA

Found it at 16:30, 31 Dec. 2002. Found it as described and in good condition. There can be confusion as there are two tanks in close proximity. The measurements shown in the description confirm it to be the taller, southerly tank.

Original coordinates (NAD83) off by about 50 feet when in WGS84 mode. WGS84 coordinates found at the base of the taller, southerly tank.

The two tanks. The benchmark is the taller one in the distance.

GT0945 - M 1204

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 19.467
Long: 119° 38.217
Alt: 249.2
Designation: M 1204
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1969 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 0.7 MI E FROM HANFORD. 0.5 MILE EAST ALONG 7TH STREET AND LACEY BOULEVARD FROM THE JUSTICE COURT BUILDING (FORMER POST OFFICE) AT HANFORD, THENCE 0.2 MILE SOUTH ALONG 10TH AVENUE, AT AN OVERPASS OVER STATE HIGHWAY 198, IN THE TOP AND 1.1 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTH END OF THE EAST CONCRETE GUARDRAIL OF THE OVERPASS, AND ABOUT 3 FEET HIGHER THAN THE AVENUE. SECTION 31, T 18S, R21E


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 19.466
Long: 119° 38.207
Alt: NA

Found it at 16:20, 31 Dec. 2002. Found it as described and in good condition.

Original coordinates (NAD83) off by about 50 feet when in WGS84 mode. WGS84 coordinates found by 2 minute occupation with 6 strong satellites and 1 intermittent WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The GPSr and the benchmark.


The view southerly along 10th Avenue. The benchmark is in the top of the close end of the guardrail. The GPSr can be seen lying next to it.

GT1982 - LUCERNE WINERY WATER TANK

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 22.774
Long: 119° 40.622
Alt: 0
Designation: LUCERNE WINERY WATER TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (JCS) STATION IS LOCATED 5 MILES NNW OF HANFORD, AT THE LUCERNE WINERY AND AT THE W END OF THE BUILDINGS. IT IS 0.4 MILE S OF ELDER AVENUE, 0.2 MILE W OF TWELFTH AVENUE, AND IS A SILVER-COLORED, ELEVATED, STEEL WATER TANK ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH. ITS APEX WAS THE POINT OF INTERSECTION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 22.782
Long: 119° 40.389
Alt: NA

Found it at 14:40, 31 Dec. 2002. Found it as described and in poor to fair condition. The winery looks to be in disrepair, but still in use.

WGS84 coordinates found by 3 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite. I was unable to get near the tank (private property) so the coordinates were taken from the road, about 1000 feet east of the tank.

The Lucerne Winery Water Tank as seen from the road, about 1000' east.


The Lucerne Winery Water Tank. (Image by CaptScotty)