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Details for Benchmark: MG0716

N 41° 29.714 W 090° 30.855 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In ROCK ISLAND county, IL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MOLINE MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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This is not the currently standing water tower, despite the found logs. A car wash is now located where this tower once stood. The current tower is located a few blocks north of the specified location. The description notes eight steel legs, as opposed to the current spheroid tower. Additionally, an updated data sheet from the NGS website marks this tower as destroyed.

[Photos:]
photoMoline Water Tower
Location of the old tower is the car wash. New tower can be seen a few blocks north.

Drove by...

IowaBeaver

Big white tank on the hill within a fenced in 1/2 block.
Tank has ' MOLINE ' printed on it in big blue letters.

we found a big tank real close a in car garmen directed us

TFTC!!!!

This tank was razed about 1992. The described location and position of the adjusted coordinates is an empty lot. There is a white watersphere 309 feet north at N41-29.763 W090-30.856 with a placard date of 1992, but it does not conform to the (NGS datasheet) description of the station. ADDED 11/04/04 - NGS has reclassified this station as DESTROYED.

[This entry was edited by seventhings on Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 2:44:25 PM.]

Tank destroyed, new tank near by.

[This entry was edited by S10 on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 4:06:43 PM.]

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1930 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
01/01/1957 by CGS (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
01/01/1960 by CGS (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
01/01/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
06/18/1995 by USPSQD (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
08/16/1996 by USPSQD (MARK NOT FOUND)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
05/29/1997 by USPSQD (MARK NOT FOUND)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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