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Benchmark L 71 - Almira, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 47° 43.489 W 118° 56.244
11T E 354713 N 5287533
Quick Description: About a mile north of Almira, the benchmark is on the west side of Old Coulee Road, which leads up to Grand Coulee.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/21/2018 6:37:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMYJTW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
As stated below, the benchmark was near a wire fence when monumented, but that fence has been removed, leaving the benchmark barely a foot from the edge of the planted field. There is now an orange and white witness post either side of the disk. None of the reference marks were found. There is a good chance that the field has been expanded, destroying the markers.

STATION DESCRIPTION
DESIGNATION -  L 71
PID         -  SW0401
STATE/COUNTY-  WA/LINCOLN
COUNTRY     -  US
USGS QUAD   -  ALMIRA (1969)

MARKER: DB = BENCH MARK DISK
SETTING: 7 = SET IN TOP OF CONCRETE MONUMENT
STAMPING: L 71 1935
MARK LOGO: CGS
PROJECTION: FLUSH
 
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950
THE STATION IS LOCATED ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY 2. IT IS ABOUT 1 MILE AIRLINE NORTH OF ALMIRA.

THE STATION IS 27 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 2, 2 FEET EAST OF A WIRE FENCE, AND 4 FEET SOUTH OF A WHITE WITNESS POST. IT IS A STANDARD BENCH MARK DISK SET IN THE TOP OF AN 8-INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 4 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. THE DISK IS STAMPED--L 71 1935.

REFERENCE MARK NUMBER ONE IS 29 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 2-1/2 FEET WEST OF A WIRE FENCE, AND 2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A TELEPHONE POLE. IT IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 10-INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 2 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. THE DISK IS STAMPED--BM L 71 NO 1 1950.

REFERENCE MARK NUMBER TWO IS 26 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 2 FEET EAST OF A WIRE FENCE, AND 1 FOOT NORTHEAST OF A POWER LINE POLE. IT IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 10-INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 3 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. THE DISK IS STAMPED--BM L 71 NO 2 1950.

THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 24 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF A GRAVEL ROAD, 65 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 2, 2-1/2 FEET WEST OF A WIRE FENCE, AND 3 FEET NORTHWEST OF A TELEPHONE POLE. IT IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 10-INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 2 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. THE DISK IS STAMPED--BM L 71 1950. TO REACH THE MARK FROM THE STATION GO SOUTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 2 FOR 0.45 MILE TO A GRAVEL ROAD FORK TO THE LEFT, STRAIGHT AHEAD, AND THE MARK ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE GRAVEL ROAD AS DESCRIBED.
From the NGS Datasheet


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Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: L 71 1935

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

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

County: Lincoln

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Almira

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: SW0401

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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