BOR Blank - Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 56.940 W 121° 22.996
10T E 629731 N 4867478
Quick Description: Bureau of Reclamation blank benchmark disk on Lava Butte lava flow.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2012 7:54:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMEHTA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 4

Long Description:
This benchmark is located on the edge of the Lava Butte lava flow south of Deschutes River Woods, near where the railroad starts across the flow. To reach the location park at the end of Osage Road in Deschutes River Woods and follow the old road (now a trail) south for nearly two miles to the point where the trail starts up across the lava flows. The cap is located about 30 feet south of the trail and is cemented into a flat bedrock surface. The cap was set by the Bureau of Reclamation. The trail across the lava flow was built in 1907 to access a proposed power site at Benham Falls. The benchmark was probably placed in the 1920’s when there were a series of studies for a reservoir near Benham Falls.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: Blank but data sheet lists as 1

Benchmark Agency: Bureau of Reclamation

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) disk

County: Deschutes

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Benham Falls

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

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Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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