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Vertical Control Network

Welcome to the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Vertical Control Network page.

The Land Survey and Mapping Unit manages SCVWD's Benchmark Maintenance Program with a $250,000 annual operating budget allowing communities to receive the 90 possible points permitted through the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS).

In addition to providing communities with credits for discounted insurance premiums, the Benchmark Maintenance Program provides dependable, accurate, and easily located vertical reference points for the needs of public and private surveyors.

  • Interactive Benchmark Locator (The Interactive Benchmark Locator application is not compatible with the Safari browser)
    Search for Vertical Control Network points

  • Glossary
    A glossary of commonly used terms about the National Geodetic Survey

If you have questions or need further information regarding the Vertical Control Network, please contact Balbir Bains in the Land Surveying and Mapping Unit, (408) 630-3708.