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Details for Benchmark: CW0919

N 32° 45.086 W 105° 40.882 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In OTERO county, NM View Original Datasheet
Designation:
POTATO
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1934 by NMGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NEW MEXICO GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (WRP) ABOUT 4 MILES SOUTH AND 9 MILES WEST OF WEED, IN POTATO CANYON. TO REACH FROM THE WEED POST OFFICE, GO NORTH 0.2 MILE ON THE MAIN ROAD TO A T-INTERSECTION JUST AFTER CROSSING A BRIDGE, FOLLOW THE LEFT FORK 7.4 MILES TO A POINT WHERE ROAD KEYS WEST IN POTATO CANYON, CROSS A CATTLE GUARD, LEAVE THE MAIN ROAD AND CONTINUE 1.85 MILES UP POTATO CANYON, TURN ONTO A DIM ROAD ON THE LEFT, CROSSING A STREAM, AND FOLLOW IT 1.75 MILES TO THE UPPER END OF A FIELD AND THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. TAKE RIGHT FORK OF CANYON AND FOLLOW OLD FOREST TRAIL TO TOP OF RIDGE ON SOUTH SIDE OF THE CANYON AND THE STATION. THE STATION IS A 35-FOOT GROWING PINE TREE WITH PLATFORM BUILT ON ITS TOP, USED IN THE SUMMER BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE AS A LOOKOUT TOWER. THE REFERENCE MARKS ARE U.S.C. AND G.S. AND STATE SURVEY DISKS SET IN ROCK. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 50.4 FEET FROM STATION IN MAGNETIC BEARING N. 4 DEG E., AND NO. 2 IS 35.8 FEET FROM STATION IN MAGNETIC BEARING N. 83 DEG E.
1/1/1974 by USGS (MARK NOT FOUND)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1974 (RCN) MARK WAS SEARCHED FOR AND NOT FOUND. AREA HAS BEEN BURNED, PLOWED, TRENCHED AND RESEEDED FOR TIMBER.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1993.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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