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Details for Benchmark: FS1082

N 35° 08.730 W 114° 35.470 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In CLARK county, NV View Original Datasheet
Designation:
DAVIS DAM SO CAL EDISON STACK
Marker Type:
stack
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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The power stack was destroyed on March 11, 2011. At the Colorado River Museum there are pictures to show the power company blowing it up.

Not there any more. We looked real hard.

Was in the area caching with Team Pluto. I saw the stack and instantly wondered, "Benchmark?" Why yes, yes it is!

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photoa 125

Recovered as described.

It's there just as previously pictured.

Drove all around this BM with esquimaux tonight - still there!

Hard to miss if you're in the area.

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photoFS1082

lemon16 had me stop and take a picture of this because he was sure it must be a benchmark. By golly, he was right.

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photoThe smokestack

found it

Can't really miss this one. I wonder if SCE is going to keep this plant shuttered permamently.

[This entry was edited by Rumpled on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 10:21:45 PM.]

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photoStack
No smoke here

glad it's not polluting anymore

Yep, still there. Gotta love those drive by intersection station "benchmarks". This was one of the few easy ones this weekend, but our group of Benchmark Hunters did manage three NGS marks from 1899 never logged since they were placed, as well as lots of other neat ones.

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photoThe stack
photoA GEOLANDAR TIRE! Cool!
Love the tire name "GEOLANDAR" (not so much the Yokohama).

Kept thinking we should be looking for something less visible.
Plant has been taken off line. Library is being packed off to another location.

I dorve by it a couple of times and saw it from the river. Finally got a picture of it from the airport.

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photoIMG_3083
The Stack from the airport.

May not have the date exactly right, but I've stayed in the shadow of that stack MANY times. My Mom lived in Bullhead/Ft. Mohave for more than 10 years. If you played or dealt poker in the Colorado Belle from the day it opened until 2005, you probably know me. Shoot me an email if ya wanna.

Sngans

Drive by this all the time and did not realize it was a benchmark until last week. Talk is the plant may have to shut down in '06 if they don't install scrubbers on the stack to clean the dust out of the gases.

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photoMohave Generating Station and Harrahs Lauglin.

Caught it on a day and at a time it was not polluting, believe it or not!

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photoBelieve It or Not!

Used to work at the plant and now on vacation visiting my daughter and getting a little caching in.

Seriously...How could you not find this one...

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photoGross Polluter

still puffing smoke

I know this well. Lots of smoke into the area!!!

Recovered in good condition. I wonder if the smoke gets in the way of getting a precise fix on this benchmark?

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photoDavis dam so cal edison stack

I know this one very well. I'm in town for my Mom's 80th Birthday on the 23rd.

Sngans

churning out the smoke!!! same as other logs, is there and not changed much. -MK

The Davis Dam So Cal Edison Stack was recovered in good condition.

Smoke was blowing to the west this morning.

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photoSo Cal Edison Stack

Stack now painted adobe beige to blend in with desert surroundings. Smoke blowing south again all day.

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photoBenchmark
Stack

Edison Stack. Can be seen from everywhere. Easiest Benchmark to find in this area!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1973 by NGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 (CN) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON, MOHAVE GENERATING STATION SMOKE STACK. THE STACK IS PAINTED RED AND WHITE AND VERY PROMINENT THROUGHOUT THE MOHAVE VALLEY AREA.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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