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.