2009-05-09

GU0828 - K998

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 43.217
Long: 120° 25.367
Altitude: 203.4
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: K 998
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)
1/1/1966 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 4.7 MI SW FROM MENDOTA. 0.7 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG SEVENTH STREET FROM THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC STATION AT MENDOTA, THENCE 2.0 MILES SOUTH ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 33, THENCE 2.0 MILES WEST ALONG CALIFORNIA AVENUE, 28 1/2 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AVENUE, 56 1/2 FEET SOUTH AND ACROSS THE AVENUE FROM A POWER POLE, 1 1/2 FEET WEST OF A POWER POLE, 1.4 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE AVENUE AND IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.3 FOOT.

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36 43.197
Long: 120 25.399
Alt: 183

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'K998 1972' set in a round concrete post, up 5" at 12:15, 09 May 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate.

2 feet west of power pole with two abandoned transformers;
1.5 feet north of a witness post, 15 feet south of the south edge of pavement;
27 feet south of the paint line of the California Avenue;
42.2 feet southeast of a section corner;
55 feet south of, and across the road from power pole No. 23/9

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 200 feet northeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 13 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.


Benchmark detail.



The benchmark and the GPSr.



The benchmark setting, up 6 inches, the witness post, and the power pole with section corner ties.



The witness post.



The benchmark and GPSr, and the power pole with section corner ties.



Section corner ties on the power pole. The lower tie, (possibly placed by the United State Bureau of Reclamation or the Westlands Water District) has a distance of 42.2 feet to the section corner stamped into it.



View east. The benchmark setting, the witness post, and the power pole.



View east along California Avenue. The benchmark setting, the witness post, and the power pole with two transformers can be seen.



View north across California Avenue showing power pole number 23/9.



View west out California Avenue. The witness post and the power pole with two transformers can be seen.



View south. The two transformers on the pole are obviously not being used.

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