2008-11-22

Bureau of Reclamation Mark

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

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PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA
Designation: NA
Marker Type: NA
Setting: NA
Stability: NA

FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 55.431
Long: 120° 08.262
Alt: 217

Found set in the center on a canal headwall on the north side of Avenue 12. One half mile east of Road 22, 35 feet north of the centerline of the road.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


Benchmark coordinates.


The benchmark set in the center on a canal headwall.


View north up the canal.


View west along Avenue 12.


View east along Avenue 12.

GU0610 - N 510

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 52.250
Long: 120° 19.200
Alt: 166.1
Designation: N 510
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)
1/1/1955 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1958 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 7.7 MI E FROM FIREBAUGH. 6.2 MILES EAST ALONG FIREBAUGH-MADERA ROAD FROM THE COURTHOUSE AT FIREBAUGH, THENCE 1.5 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG FIREBAUGH BOULEVARD, IN R 15 E, T 12 S, S 22, AT THE CROSSING OF CHOWCHILLA CANAL, AT THE INTERSECTION OF A DIRT LEVEE ROAD ALONG THE WEST BANK OF THE CANAL, 48 1/2 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE BOULEVARD, 61 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 18 FEET SOUTH OF A FENCE CORNER POST, 5.0 FEET EAST OF A FENCE, 2 1/2 FEET NORTH OF A POWER LINE POLE, 1.7 FEET SOUTH OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT 1 1/2 FEET LOWER THAN THE BOULEVARD, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.3 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND.

1/1/1965 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 52.262
Long: 120° 19.199
Alt: 146

Found USC&GS mark stamped 'N 510 - 1955' at 14:55, 22 November 2008 as described and in good condition. Go to description is generally adequate. The Chowchilla Canal has been rebuilt and moved east. The mark is approximately 200 feet west of the new canal. Firebaugh road has been built up to cross over the canal and the mark is approximately 7 feet lower than the road. There are no longer any fences in the area. The nearby power poles have been replaced. The mark is now about 7 feet north of an intersection power pole with lines going north, south, and west. The witness post is gone. The concrete post projects about 8" above the ground and is leaning slightly.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 75 feet south of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 10 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Benchmark details.


Benchmark coordinates.


The view northerly toward Firebaugh Road.


The view easterly toward the Eastside Bypass Canal.


The view northeasterly along Firebaugh Road and toward the Eastside Bypass Canal.


The view southwesterly along Firebaugh Road.


The view southeasterly toward the mark from Firebaugh Road. Recent survey activities are evident.

GU3436 - FIREBAUGH MUNICIPAL TANK

This mark was ORGINALLY VISITED January 03, 2003.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 51.592
Long: 120° 27.281
Alt: 0
Designation: FIREBAUGH MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1943 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 (JCS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE APEX OF THE MUNICIPAL WATER TANK IN THE TOWN OF FIREBAUGH. IT IS LOCATED ON THE E EDGE OF THE TOWN, ABOUT 0.2 MILE E OF THE MAIN INTERSECTION. THE TANK IS ELEVATED, ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH, WOODEN, AND PAINTED SILVER. INTERSECTED FROM MILLER, FIREBAUGH, OXALIS.

1/1/1962 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (JCC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED IN 1943.

1/1/1970 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (LS) THE STATION SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION. THE STEEL SUPPORTING TOWER IS STILL IN PLACE BUT THE WOODEN TANK HAS BEEN REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH A METAL TANK CLOSE TO BUT PROBABLY NOT AT THE SAME EXACT POSITION. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--AT FIREBAUGH

1/1/1971 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (WMJ) THE FIREBAUGH MUNICIPAL WATER TANK 1943 HAS BEEN DESTROYED AND A NEW TANK HAS BEEN BUILT NEAR THE SAME LOCATION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 51.584
Long: 120° 27.306
Alt: 0

Revisited the Firebaugh Municipal Tank at 14:35, 22 November 2008. Found as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 130 feet east-southeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2 minute occupation with 7strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

The Firebaugh Municipal Water Tank.


The Firebaugh Municipal Water Tank detail.


View of the Firebaugh Municipal Water Tank from the southwest.


Coordinates for the Firebaugh Municipal Water Tank.

GU3435 - MENDOTA TIDEWATER OIL CO STACK

This mark was originally visited on 25 October, 2003.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 46.564
Long: 120° 23.915
Alt: 0
Designation: MENDOTA TIDEWATER OIL C STK
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 1.8 MILES N OF THE TOWN OF MENDOTA, 190 FEET W OF CENTER LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 33, AND ON TOP OF THE S END OF A LARGE PUMPING-STATION BUILDING OWNED BY THE TIDEWATER ASSOCIATED OIL COMPANY (IT IS CALLED THE ARBIOS PUMPING STATION). STACK IS ABOUT 80 FEET HIGH AND ITS CENTER WAS THE POINT OF INTERSECTION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 46.573
Long: 120° 23.882
Alt: NA

Revisited the Mendota Tidewater Oil Company Stack, 22 November 2008. Found generally as described and in fair condition. Go to description is adequate. The stack and adjacent buildings are no longer in use. The adjacent tanks have been demolished and portions of the building have been removed.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 170 feet west-southwest of the occupied WGS84 coordinates. The site is gated and locked and the new coordinates were taken from outside the fence. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2 minute occupation with 8 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

The view westerly. The described stack is the nearest of the two stacks at the end of the building.


Site coordinates.


View southwesterly. The remaining tank has been removed.


View southwesterly. The remaining tank has been removed.

GU3418 - MOWRY

This mark was originally visited on 19 July, 2004.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 44.055
Long: 120° 17.166
Alt: 171
Designation: MOWRY
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1962 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (JCC) THE STATION IS LOCATED 5-1/2 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF MENDOTA, 6-1/2 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF TRANQUILLITY AND 12-1/2 MILES WEST OF KERMAN. IT IS LOCATED ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180 AND ON HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY. TO REACH FROM THE POST OFFICE IN MENDOTA GO SOUTHERLY ON STATE HIGHWAY 180 FOR 1.95 MILES TO WHERE THE HIGHWAY TURNS LEFT EAST. FOLLOW THE HIGHWAY EAST FOR 2.6 MILES TO SAN MATEO AVENUE ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE EAST ON THE HIGHWAY FOR 0.7 MILE TO TT 2JD (USGS) ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE EAST ON THE HIGHWAY FOR 0.9 MILE TO THE STATION ON THE RIGHT. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MOWRY 1962, SET IN AN 11 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 2 INCHES. IT IS 57 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180, 87.5 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TELEPHONE POLE NUMBER 2515, 3.6 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST AND 2.8 FEET NORTH OF AN EAST-WEST FENCE. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MOWRY NO 1 1962, SET IN AN 11 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 4 INCHES. IT IS 86.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180, 1.4 FEET NORTH OF THE FENCE, 54 FEET EAST OF THE WITNESS POST AND ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MOWERY NO 2 1962, SET IN AN 11 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 1 INCH. IT IS 1 FOOT SOUTH OF AN EAST-WEST FENCE, 29 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180, 19.5 FEET EAST OF THE TELEPHONE POLE AND ABOUT THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION. TT 2JD (USGS) IS A UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DISK, STAMPED TT 2JD 1955, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT OF BRIDGE NUMBER 4246. IT IS 14 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180 AND ABOUT 6 INCHES HIGHER THE HIGHWAY.

1/1/1964 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (GCR) THIS STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THE STATION AND BOTH REFERENCE MARKS WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE 1962 DESCRIPTION WAS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE DATE OF RECOVERY AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WAS NOT SEARCHED FOR.

1/1/1972 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (HF) STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. STATION SURFACE MARK - A BRASS TABLET STAMPED MOWRY 1962 SET IN A 12 IN X 12 IN CONCRETE POST UP 2 IN. TO REACH DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE. AZIMUTH MARK - FOUND USGS SURVEY DISC STAMPED TT2JD 1955. TO REACH DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE. R.M. 1 - FOUND A BRASS TABLET STAMPED MOWRY NO. 1 1962 SET IN A 12 IN X 12 IN CONCRETE POST UP 2 IN. R.M. 2 - FOUND A BRASS TABLET STAMPED MOWRY NO. 2 1962 SET IN A 12 IN X 12 IN CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--MENDOTA


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 44.056
Long: 120° 17.172
Alt: 122

Revisited USC&GS mark stamped 'MOWRY - 1962' at 12:40, 22 November 2008. Found as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 30 feet east of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 8 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Benchmark detail.


Benchmark coordinates.


Benchmark setting and witness post. View southwesterly.


The view westerly along State Route 180.


The view easterly along State Route 180.


The view southeasterly onto the Ecological Reserve.


The view southwesterly onto the Ecological Reserve.


Ecological Reserve sign on the fence behind the mark.