2003-01-04

GU3536 - FIREBAUGH DAVIS FARMS TANK

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 49.309
Long: 120° 30.337
Alt: 0
Designation: FIREBAUGH DAVIS FARMS TANK
Marker Type: elevated tank
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1971 by NGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (WMJ) THE POINT INTERSECTED WAS THE FINIAL KNOB ATOP THE FIREBAUGH, N. F. DAVIS FARMS, WATER TANK THAT IS LOCATED ABOUT 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF MENDOTA, 3.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FIREBAUGH AND 0.7 MILE WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BULLARD AVENUE AND DOUGLAS AVENUE. THE TANK IS CYLINDRICAL IN SHAPE, SUPPORTED BY FOUR STRUCTURAL STEEL LEGS AND PAINTED ALUMINUM IN COLOR. IT IS 110 FEET IN HEIGHT.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 49.305
Long: 120° 30.339
Alt: NA

Found as described and in poor condition. As a triangulation station for surveying purposes it is still usable. As a water tank it is in bad shape and no longer in use. Very rusted and vandalized, and the water supply lines and pumps have been removed. WGS84 coordinates found by 3 minute occupation at the base of the tank with 6 strong satellites and 6 WAAS satellite.

A close view of the tank from the southwest.


The tank as seen from the east.


The tanks and the GPSr.

GU0552 - K 1227

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 49.267
Long: 120° 33.917
Alt: 206.4
Designation: K 1227
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1972 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 10 MI W FROM FIREBAUGH. 2.8 MILES SOUTH ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT FIREBAUGH, THENCE 7.2 MILES WEST ALONG BULLARD AVENUE, AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE JUNCTION OF FAIRFAX AVENUE, IN THE TOP AND 0.4 FOOT NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE CONCRETE BASE OF FOUR LARGE WATER PUMPS, 51 1/2 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF BULLARD AVENUE, 74 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF FAIRFAX AVENUE, 3.0 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE EAST MOST PUMP, AND ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE AVENUE. SECTION 4, T 13S, R 13E


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 49.305
Long: 120° 33.957
Alt: NA

Found as described and in good condition. It was difficult to get a good reading on the benchmark as the pumps blocked the signals from some of the satellites. WGS84 coordinates found by 4 minute occupation with 4 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The benchmark, GPSr, and concrete base.


The pumps. The mark can be seen set in the concrete base.


The view to the north. The mark and GPSr can be seen on the corner of the concrete base at the lower left of the picture.

GU0545 - J 1227

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 49.233
Long: 120° 31.800
Alt: 201
Designation: J 1227
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1972 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 8 MI W FROM FIREBAUGH. 2.8 MILES SOUTH ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT FIREBAUGH, THENCE 5.2 MILES WEST ALONG BULLARD AVENUE, AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE JUNCTION OF JEROLD AVENUE, IN THE TOP AND 0.3 FOOT SOUTH OF THE NORTH END OF THE WEST CONCRETE HEAD WALL OF A SIPHON UNDER JEROLD AVENUE, 50 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF BULLARD AVENUE, 52 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF JEROLD AVENUE, AND ABOUT 1 1/2 FEET HIGHER THAN BULLARD AVENUE. SECTION 3, T13S, R 13E


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 49.295
Long: 120° 31.817
Alt: NA

Found as described and in good condition. WGS84 coordinates found by 3.5 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 intermittent WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The Benchmark and the GPSr.


The headwall.


The view westerly.