2005-12-08

GU1061

GU1061
36°43.150' N
120°12.383' W
Elev: 000

Found it at 10:10, 08 December 2005 as described and in good condition. The corner of the signal foundation has some damage, but the mark is still usable for survey purposes.

Original NAD83 coordinates are located about 252 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 4.5 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Fd @ 36°43.188' 120°12.404'

GU1049

GU1049
36°40.983' N
120°13.650' W
Elev: 000

Found it at 10:00, 08 December 2005 as described and in good condition.

Original NAD83 coordinates are located about 192 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3.5 minute occupation with 6 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Fd @ 36°41.013' 120°13.663'

GU1046

GU1046
36°40.100' N
120°14.183' W
Elev: 000

Found it at 09:50, 08 December 2005 as described and in good condition. This mark is also used as a Fresno County Benchmark, designated as KG130-1/2

Original NAD83 coordinates are located about 127 feet southwesterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 7.5 minute occupation with 8 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

FD @ 36°40.119' 120°14.172'

GU1152

GU1152
36°37.367' N
120°16.183' W
Elev: 000

Found it at 09:20, 08 December 2005 as described and in good condition.

Original NAD83 coordinates are located about 110 feet southerly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 9 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Fd @ 36°37.385' 120°16.186'

2005-09-13

GU1176 - U 989

Published Details for Benchmark: GU1176
N 36° 47.533
W 120° 10.100 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 203.6

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: U 989
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1965 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 11.2 MI NW FROM KERMAN. 6.25 MILES WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT KERMAN, THENCE 5.0 MILES NORTH ALONG YUBA AVENUE, 1.0 MILE SOUTH OF AND ACROSS COUNTRY AND THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FROM BENCH MARK SJ 129 TRAV. (USE), AT THE NORTH END OF YUBA AVENUE, 32 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AVENUE, 1 1/2 FEET NORTH OF AN INTERSECTION POWER LINE POLE, 1.8 FEET SOUTH OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT 1/2 FOOT LOWER THAN THE AVENUE, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.3 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND.

Published Details for Benchmark: GU1176
Found it at 11:35, 13 September, 2005 as described and in good condition. The power pole has two transformers.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 313 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 6.5 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

GU1176 "U 989 1965" - Benchmark set in a 12" concrete monument.
GU1176 "U 989 1965" - Benchmark setting behind the fence at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post. View northwesterly.
GU1176 "U 989 1965" - Benchmark setting behind the fence at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post.
GU1176 "U 989 1965" - Benchmark setting behind the fence at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post. View westerly along West Ashlan Avenue.
GU1176 "U 989 1965" - View south along North Yuba Avenue from the benchmark location.
GU1176 "U 989 1965" - Benchmark setting behind the fence at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post. View east along West Ashlan Avenue.
GU1176 "U 989 1965" - Benchmark setting behind the fence at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post.




GU1175 - T 989

Published Details for Benchmark: GU1175
N 36° 46.700
W 120° 10.100 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 200.1

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: T 989
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1965 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 10.2 MI NW FROM KERMAN. 6.25 MILES WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT KERMAN, THENCE 4.0 MILES NORTH ALONG YUBA AVENUE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF SHIELDS AVENUE, 30 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF YUBA AVENUE, 20 1/2 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF SHIELDS AVENUE, 2 FEET WEST OF A POWER LINE POLE, 1.3 FEET NORTH OF A FENCE, 1.6 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT 1 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE AVENUE, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.3 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND.

Found Details for Benchmark: GU1175
Searched for it on 13 September, 2005. The benchmark was not located and believed to be destroyed. The power pole and fence remain. No witness post was found.  No new coordinates were taken.



GU1174 - S 989 RESET 1974

Pubished Details for Benchmark: GU1174
N 36° 45.833
W 120° 10.100 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 199.1

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: S 989 RESET 1974
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.


Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1974 by CA-019 (MONUMENTED)

01/01/1975 by CA-019 (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY FRESNO COUNTY CALIFORNIA 1975 9.2 MI W FROM KERMAN. 6.25 MILES WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT KERMAN, THENCE 3.00 MILES NORTH ALONG YUBA AVENUE, 26.3 FEET WEST OF CENTERLINE YUBA AVENUE, 31.0 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF A TRACK ROAD LEADING WEST, 11.5 FEET NORTH OF CORNER FENCE POST, 42.1 FEET NORTH OF POLE LINE WEST, 1.2 FEET EAST OF FENCE LINE, 1.3 FEET SOUTH OF WITNESS POST.

Found Details for Benchmark: GU1174

Found it at 11:10, 13 September, 2005 as described and in good condition. A new Carsonite witness post is located 0.5 feet west of the mark.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 83 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 6.5 minute occupation with 8 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

GU1174 "S 989 RESET 1974" - Benchmark detail.
GU1174 "S 989 RESET 1974" - Benchmark and GPSr.
GU1174 "S 989 RESET 1974" - Benchmark setting at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post. View southwesterly.
GU1174 "S 989 RESET 1974" - Benchmark setting at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post. View south along North Yuba Avenue toward West McKinley Avenue.
GU1174 "S 989 RESET 1974" - Benchmark setting at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post. View north along North Yuba Avenue.
GU1174 "S 989 RESET 1974" - Benchmark setting at the base of the orange, Carsonite witness post. View east across North Yuba Avenue.







2005-07-22

GU3444


Published Details for Benchmark: GU3444

N 36° 24.909
W 120° 07.250 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 230.8

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED.

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: BRITZ
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
Reference Points: GU3460


Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1975 by CADT (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY CALTRANS 1975 (HF) STATION IS LOCATED, AIRLINE, ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FIVE POINTS AND 10 MILES WEST OF LANARE ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY 145 AT THE INTERSECTION OF TRINITY AND LAGUNA AVENUES. STATION IS REACHED AS FOLLOWS--FROM FIVE POINTS, AT THE INTERSECTION OF MOUNT WHITNEY AVENUE AND STATE HIGHWAY 145, GO SOUTHWEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 145 FOR 1.35 MILES TO THE STATION ON THE LEFT. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS REACHED FROM THE STATION BY GOING WEST ON LAGUNA AVENUE (A DIRT LANE) FOR 0.5 MILE TO THE MARK ON THE LEFT AS DESCRIBED. STATION, STAMPED BRITZ 1975, IS A STANDARD 3 1/2-INCH CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 14-INCH DIAMETER CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 2 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. IT IS 28 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 145, 9 FEET NORTHEAST OF A TELEPHONE POLE, 6-1/2 FEET NORTHEAST OF A TELEPHONE CABLE RISER PROJECTING 28 INCHES, 14 FEET WEST-SOUTHWEST OF A 36-INCH CONCRETE PIPE PROJECTING 18 INCHES AND 2 FEET WEST OF A STEEL WITNESS POST. AN UNDERGROUND MARK, SAME AS SURFACE-STATION MARK, WAS SET IN A MASS OF CONCRETE 30 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE. R.M. 1, STAMPED BRITZ NO 1 1975, IS A STANDARD 3 1/2-INCH CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH DIAMETER CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 2 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. IT IS 30 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 145, 55 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER OF A DIRT ROAD, 4-1/2 FEET NORTH-NORTHEAST OF A 36-INCH CONCRETE PIPE PROJECTING 18 INCHES, 1-1/2 FEET WEST OF A STEEL WITNESS POST AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE STATION MARK. R.M. 2, STAMPED BRITZ NO 2 1975, IS A STANDARD 3 1/2-INCH CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A 3 FOOT SQUARE CONCRETE BASE OF A WATER METER. IT IS 61 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 145, 38 FEET EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF TRINTIY AVENUE, 6-1/2 FEET NORTH OF A 12-INCH CONCRETE PIPE PROJECTING 1 FOOT AND ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. AZIMUTH MARK, STAMPED BRITZ 1975 AZIMUTH MARK, IS A STANDARD 3 1/2-INCH CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH DIAMETER CONCRETE POST SET FLUSH WITH THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 28 FEET SOUTH OF AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE CENTERLINE OF A DIRT LANE, 81 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A BROOKS WATER METER, 52 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF A POWER POLE, 2 FEET SOUTH OF A TRANSFORMER POLE AND 1 FOOT EAST OF A STEEL WITNESS POST. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 3.32 METERS.


Found Details for Benchmark: GU3444

N 36 24.910
W 120 07.252
Elev 207

Found it at 15:20, 22 July 2005 as described and in fair condition. The station was leaning slightly, but may remain usable. RM#1 has been completely uprooted by farming equipment. RM#2 and the Azimuth mark were not searched for. The described telephone pole remains. The describe telephone cable riser is now gone, but a cable warning sign is in its place. The described 36" stand pipe and steel witness post are now gone.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 11 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 5 minute occupation with 8 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Triangulation Station set in a 12" round concrete monument with GPSr.
GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Reference Monument No. 1 dislocated by farm equipment.
GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Reference Monument No. 1 dislocated by farm equipment.
GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Reference Monument No. 1 dislocated by farm equipment.
GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Triangulation Station. View north along South Trinity Avenue.
GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Triangulation Station and Reference Monument No. 1. View northeast up the Fresno Coalinga Road toward Five Points.
GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Triangulation Station and Reference Monument No. 1. View east along West Laguna Avenue.
GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Triangulation Station. View south along South Trinity Avenue.
GU3444 "BRITZ 1975" - Triangulation Station and Reference Monument No. 1. View southwesterly along West Laguna Avenue.

2005-07-20

GT1484

Published Details for Benchmark: GT1484
N 36° 44.533
W 119° 45.233 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 303.7

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: T 696 RESET
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.


Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1949 by CA-019 (MONUMENTED)

01/01/1959 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 AT FRESNO. AT FRESNO, 0.75 MILE NORTHEAST ALONG TULARE STREET FROM THE POST OFFICE AND COURTHOUSE, THENCE 1.3 MILES EAST ALONG EAST TULARE STREET, AT THE INTERSECTION OF CEDAR AVENUE, IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL YARD, 15.2 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH CURB OF THE STREET, 75.9 FEET EAST OF THE EAST CURB OF THE AVENUE, 131.5 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE SCHOOL, 2.1 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A FENCE CORNER POST, ABOUT 1 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE STREET, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.5 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND.

01/01/1970 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


Found Details for Benchmark: GT1484
N 36° 44.583
W 119° 45.246
Found it at 11:20, 20 July 2005 as described and in good condition. The mark is unsuitable for GPS occupation due to the proximity of a large Oak tree.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 310 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 5 minute occupation with 6 weak satellites (due to tree canopy) and 0 WAAS satellites.
GT1484 "T696 RESET 1949" - Benchmark set in square concrete post behind the Roosevelt High School fence.  View southeast onto the High School campus.

GT1484 "T696 RESET 1949" - Benchmark set in square concrete post.
GT1484 "T696 RESET 1949" - Benchmark set in square concrete post.

2005-07-13

GT1485

Published Details for Benchmark: GT1485
N 36° 44.583
W 119° 45.883 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 301.9

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: J 369
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.


Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

01/01/1959 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 AT FRESNO. AT FRESNO, 0.75 MILE NORTHEAST ALONG TULARE STREET FROM THE POST OFFICE AND COURTHOUSE, THENCE 0.7 MILE EAST ALONG EAST TULARE STREET, ABOUT 65 YARDS WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF SIXTH STREET, SET VERTICALLY IN THE SOUTH BRICK WALL OF A LARGE BRICK BUILDING LEASED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING ADMINISTRATION, 1.0 FOOT WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE BUILDING, AND 3.0 FEET ABOVE THE SIDEWALK.


Found Details for Benchmark: GT1485
N 36 44.598
W 119 45.904
Elev 300

Found it at 11:50, 13 July 2005 as described and in good condition. The building is no longer used by the US Department of Agriculture, but houses an auto parts store.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 132 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 5 minute occupation 15 feet south of the mark, with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite. (Found coordinates have been adjusted to show true benchmark position.)

GT1485 "J 369" - Benchmark and GPSr.
GT1485 "J 369" - Benchmark set vertically in the wall.  View east down East Tulare Street toward North Sixth Street.
GT1485 "J 369" - Benchmark set vertically in the wall.  View east down East Tulare Street toward North Sixth Street.
GT1485 "J 369" - Benchmark set vertically in the wall.  View west down East Tulare Street toward downtown Fresno.
GT1485 "J 369" - Benchmark set vertically in the wall.  View west down East Tulare Street toward downtown Fresno.

GT1487

Published Details for Benchmark: GT1487
N 36° 44.550
W 119° 46.350 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 297.4

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: S 696 RESET
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.


Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1963 by CA-019 (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY FRESNO COUNTY CALIFORNIA 1963 AT FRESNO. IN FRESNO, 12.10 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH RETURN OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF TULARE AND FIRST STREETS, 2 1/2 FEET WEST OF THE WEST CURB LINE OF FIRST STREET, 26.00 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH PROPERTY LINE OF EAST TULARE STREET, 36.80 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF GAUGE R.R. SPUR TRACK AND 54.80 FEET NORTH OF THE MAIN LINE OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD, AND SET FLUSH IN A CONCRETE SIDEWALK.


Found Details for Benchmark: GT1487
The benchmark was not located and believed to be destroyed. Both First Street and Tulare Avenue have been widened since 1964, removing the original location of the curb line. The described Southern Pacific track and gauge spur have been removed. No new coordinates were taken.

2005-04-25

GU4200

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 08.190
Long: W 120° 21.801
Alt: 675.8
Designation: INTERSECTION
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 08.192
Long: W 120° 21.802
Alt: -

Originally found on 16 April 2001 as described and in good condition. Occupied as part of a City infrastructure improvement project. (See 16 April 2001 post.) Re-occupied as part of a city-wide control network project. Monument was found as described and in good condition.

The benchmark in a well with a triangular lid.


The benchmark in a well with a triangular lid.


The GPSr rod set on the benchmark for readings.


View southwesterly down State Route 198 at the benchmark. The benchmark well lies in the turn lane of State Route 198.


View westerly out Polk Avenue (aka Jayne Avenue) at the benchmark. The benchmark well lies in the turn lane of State Route 198.

2005-04-01

GT2074 - CALWA PRODUCERS COTTON OIL CO WATER TANK

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 41.527
Long: 119° 44.817
Alt: 0
Designation: CALWA PRODUCERS COTTON OIL CO WATER TANK
Marker Type: tank
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1961 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.

1/1/1956 by CGS (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.

1/1/1967 by CGS (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 41.536
Long: 119° 44.824
Alt: NA

Found it at 17:30, 01 April 2004 in good condition. It is a silver-colored, elevated, cylindrical steel water tank with a spherical bottom and conical top, about 130 feet high. The Calwa Producers Cotton Oil Company plant is no longer in use and in disrepair. The buildings remain and the tank is still standing. The tank is approximately 50 feet south of the centerline of North Avenue and 400 feet west of the centerline of Maple Avenue.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 63 feet south-southeasterly of the adjusted WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 4 minute occupation on the south side of North Avenue approximately 36 feet north of the tank location with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites. (Occupation at the base of the tank was not possible. Found coordinates have been adjusted to show true benchmark position.)

The tank and the GPSr.


The tank as seen from the northeast.


The tank as seen from the southwest. The words 'Producers Cotton Oil Company' can still be partially seen on the southerly side of the tank.