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Details for Benchmark: HJ0404

N 37° 57.905 W 103° 32.651 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In OTERO county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
LA JUNTA SOUTH WATER TANK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Spent the night in La Junta and zipped around looking for some benchmarks.

The water tower is still standing.

Found while passing through.

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View of both tanks facing west. South tank is on the left.

Observed while traveling to a Military Reunion and Geocaching along the way.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

South Water Tank still there

[Photos:]
photoHJ0404

Found ok.

[Photos:]
photoLA JUNTA SOUTH WATER TANK

The La Junta South Water Tank was recovered as described, in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoNorth at the La Junta South Water Tank

I found the tank, and followed the coordinates on my GPS right up to the fence. As I walked around the fence, my GPS was pointing to a spot inside. The closest I got was about 25 feet. I could not see the benchmark on any of the concrete, or steel. I would like to go inside the fence, but it is city property. Maybe I will catch a city worker some day and see if they will let me in.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1952 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 (LGT) THE STATION IS ONE OF THE TWO LA JUNTA CITY WATER TANKS. IT IS LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF LA JUNTA ON THE HIGH POINT OF A RIDGE. THE TANK IS METAL AND MOUNTED ATOP A SIX LEGGED TOWER. THE TANK IS APPROXIMATELY 130 FEET HIGH. THE TANK WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT THIS TIME.

Control Text

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

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