USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (PXAO)

This collection contains archaeological information from investigations conducted or contracted for by the Phoenix Area Office (PXAO) of the Bureau of Reclamation. The digital information includes documents, data sets, and images. The digital files are organized into a number of sub-collections and organized generally according to the administrative and functional units administered by the PXAO. Included in the sub-collections are the results of investigations conducted in the past as well as research products for current investigations.


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  • Ak-Chin Indian Community West Side Farms Data Recovery Project
    PROJECT Cory Dale Breternitz. Robert E. Gasser. W. Bruce Masse. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project examined the cultural resources of the western half of the Ak Chin Community's lands prior to intensive agricultural development using waters from the Central Arizona Project. The project's research design assumed that Ak Chin had been used as a floodwater farming location for many centuries. The problem domains and research questions focused on the physical {geomorphological), biological, and cultural subsystems within the Ak Chin ecosystem. The investigation also considered the...

  • An Archaeological and Documentary Survey of the Historic Utah Ditch, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Under contract to the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted a Class III survey of two canal alignments variously identified as the historic Utah Ditch or Utah Canal. Reclamation's original delivery order was for one alignment, but because of questions as to the actual location of the Utah Ditch, the survey area was expanded to include a second suspected alignment. Extensive archival research was completed to document the history and...

  • Archaeological Assessment of 16 Sites at Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In December 2008, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) re-visited 16 sites in Lake Regional Park to assess their condition. ACS archaeologists documented the sites and evaluated their current state of preservation. This project contains photo documentation of the assessment work. The site cards were updated, but no report was produced.

  • Archaeological Excavation of Isolated Human Remains at the Tres Rios Wetlands Demonstration Site in Southwest Phoenix, Maricopa County
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (PXAO) partnered with the City of Goodyear and the Corps of Engineers to develop an artificial wetland for the purpose of treating brine concentrated wastewater to be discharged into surface waters at the Tres Rios Wetlands Demonstration Site, in Maricopa County, Arizona. Although the area had been investigated for the presences of buried cultural resources prior to construction, human remains and associated grave goods were discovered during...

  • Archaeological Investigations for the Fort McDowell Road Improvement Project
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) assisted the Fort McDowell Indian Community (FMIC) with cultural resource investigations in advance of widening and realigning portions of Fort McDowell Road (also known as Mustang Way). These improvements were required to facilitate increased road use associated with the construction and operation of the Fort McDowell Indian Community Irrigated Farmland Development Project. This project presents the results of these undertakings.

  • Archaeological Monitoring of Four Well Field Sites on Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe Lands Near Leupp, Navajo County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) investigated a potential well field southwest of the community of Leupp on the Navajo Nation, and north of Meteor Crater on Hopi Tribal lands. Five well sites were originally identified to assess the overall potential for developing a well field to pump ground water for delivery by pipeline to the Peabody Coal Mine as well as to Hopi and Navajo communities. Under an on-call contract with Reclamation, at the request of Jon Czaplicki, Archaeological...

  • An Archaeological Reassessment and Evaluation of Eight Site Clusters Around Horseshoe Reservoir, Tonto National Forest
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) undertook a field evaluation of eight site clusters (77 sites) around Horseshoe Reservoir, in the Tonto National Forest. The boundaries of the site clusters and the particular sites assessed were designated by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). The goals of the project were to relocate previously recorded sites, replot them using a GPS, evaluate the accuracy and completeness of the existing site documentation and amend as necessary, and...

  • Archaeological Survey and Assessment for the Fort McDowell Indian Community Irrigated Farmland Development Project
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Ofice.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) partnered with the Fort McDowell Indian Community (FMIC) on the FMIC Irrigated Farmland Development Project to develop new agricultural fields in accordance with the stipulations set forth in the Fort McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act (Public Law 101-628). At the request of Reclamation, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted two surveys on proposed agricultural parcels for the FMIC Irrigated Farm Development Project in...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 1, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz County, Arizona
    PROJECT Glen Rice. Patricia E. Brown. USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 1 and several adjacent roads that would be added or modified for its construction. Reach 1 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 18 miles from the Buckskin Mountain Tunnel, east to the Bouse Hills Pumping Plant. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 10, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Donald E. Weaver, Jr.. Patricia E. Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of three discontinuous segments of the Granite Reef Aqueduct route within Reach 10, which had been realigned since the initial archaeological surveys (Dittert, Fish and Simonis 1969; Kemrer, Schultz and Dodge 1972). Reach 10 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 15 miles from New River on the west to the...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 11, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Patricia E. Brown. Glen Rice.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of undisturbed portions of Reach 11 and its associated recreation areas. Reach 11 was previously surveyed in 1969 (Dittert et al. 1969) and 1972 (Kemrer et al. 1972), and one site (AZ U:5:13) was mitigated prior to construction (Reynolds 1974). The majority of Reach 11 had already been constructed when this...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 12, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Patricia Eyring Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 12 and associated access roads. Reach 12 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from Taliesin West Architectural School east to Schlechts Butte. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at two sites located along Reach 12 to mitigate the adverse...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 2, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Patricia E. Brown. Glen Rice.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 2. Reach 2 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 18 miles from the Bouse Hills east to Highway 72, near Vicksburg. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at four sites located along Reach 2 to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in the project...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 3, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Patricia E. Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 3. Reach 3 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 15 miles from Highway 72, northwest of Vicksburg, southeast to Hovatter Road, south of Interstate 10. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at six sites located along Reach 3 to mitigate the adverse...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 4, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz County, Arizona
    PROJECT Glen Rice. Patricia E. Brown. USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 4 and several access roads that would be modified for its construction. Reach 4 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 14 miles from the Hovatter Road exchange with Interstate 10 to the Centennial Wash Siphon Outlet. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 5 Within a Borrow Area, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Yuma and Maricopa Counties, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Under contract with the United States Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University completed an archaeological survey of a borrow area along Reach 5 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, and then conducted archaeological investigations at two sites to mitigate the adverse effects of the borrow area. This project provides the survey and the data recovery reports that describe the results of this archaeological work along...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 5A, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Yuma and Maricopa Counties, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University completed an archaeological survey to identify and evaluate the cultural resources in the area of a flood water detention basin along Reach 5A of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, upslope from the aqueduct right-of-way, and then conducted archaeological investigations at four sites to mitigate the adverse effects of the detention basin. This project...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 5B, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT Patricia E. Brown. Glen Rice. USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 5B. Reach 5B of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from the Buckeye-Salome Road east to the Burnt Mountain Study Area. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at four sites located along Reach 5B to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 6, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 6, nearby access roads, water detention areas, and a maintenance yard. Reach 6 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 17 miles from Burnt Mountain east to the Belmont Mountains. OCRM archaeologists recommended no further investigations along Reach 6 following survey and surface collection. This...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 7, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Patricia E. Brown. Glen Rice.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 7, the Hassayampa, Jackrabbit, and Centennial Wash Siphons, and two borrow areas. Reach 7 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from the Hassayampa-Wickenburg Road west to the Hassayampa River. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at four sites...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 8, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Patricia E. Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of Reach 8 and associated access roads. Reach 8 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 13 miles from the Hassayampa River east to U.S. 60. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at two sites and two field loci located along Reach 8 to mitigate the adverse effects...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 9, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of the Reach 9 realignment, a detention basin, a waste disposal area, and associated access roads. Reach 9 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from U.S. 60 to the New River on the east. Following the initial realignment survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at six...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala 115 kV Transmission Lines, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Patricia E. Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala 115 kV transmission lines. The Bouse Hills-Harcuvar Transmission Line stretches 23.3 miles from the Harcuvar Substation to the Bouse Hills Pumping Plant. The Harcuvar-Little Harquahala Transmission Line stretches 41.7 miles from the Harcuvar Substation to the Little...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along the Liberty-Parker-Hassayampa Transmission Line, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz and Maricopa Counties, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Patricia Eyring Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of realigned portions of the Liberty-Parker and Parker-Havasu 230 kV transmission line, a 100 meter wide corridor adjacent to the non-realigned portions of the Liberty-Parker 230kv transmission line, the Liberty-Parker-Hassayampa 115kV transmission line, and the Harcuvar Substation. In total OCRM surveyed 115...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along the McCullough-Davis 230 kV Transmission Line, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Clark County, Nevada and Mohave County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Patricia Eyring Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of the McCullough-Davis 230 kV Transmission Line. The McCullough-Davis 230 kV Transmission Line stretches 61 miles from the McCullough Substation in the Eldorado Valley to Davis Dam on the Colorado River. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at two sites located...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations of the Burnt Mountain and Agua Fria Tunnels, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Patricia Eyring Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of the Burnt Mountain and Agua Fria Tunnels of the Granite Reef Aqueduct. The Burnt Mountain Tunnel is located on 150 acres on the southeast slope of Burnt Mountain. The Agua Fria Tunnel is located on 180 acres in the Hieroglyphic Mountains. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological...

  • Archaeological Survey and Investigations of the Havasu Pumping Plant Borrow Area, Mohave County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Patricia Eyring Brown.

    Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of the Havasu Pumping Plant borrow area of the Granite Reef Aqueduct. The Havasu Pumping Plant borrow area is about 3 miles east of the pumping plant site. The Havasu Pumping Plant lifts water from the Bill Williams arm of Lake Havasu to the Buckskin Mountains Tunnel. Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists...

  • Archaeological Survey for the Tucson Aqueduct System Reliability Investigations (TASRI) Reservoir, Pima County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project covers two archaeological surveys conducted prior to the construction of the Tucson Aqueduct, part of the Central Arizona Project (CAP). One of the surveys was done on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation, and thus relates to the CAP Indian Distribution Division (IDD) collection. The other survey was conducted in a lot adjacent to the Reservation, and relates to the broader Tucson Aqueduct collection.

  • Archaeological Survey of Five Parcels Around Roosevelt Lake
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted an intensive Class III survey of five parcels located around Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto Basin Ranger District, Tonto National Forest. The project was conducted at the request of the Arizona Project Office, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to identify and evaluate all cultural properties that might be impacted by planned construction activities in these parcels.

  • Archaeological Survey on the Ak Chin Indian Reservation, West Half
    PROJECT William S. Marmaduke. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Between October 1980 and February 1981, Northland Research, Inc. conducted an archaeological survey of undeveloped lands on the west half of the Ak Chin Indian Reservation (Ak Chin Community). In the slightly more than 7,000 acres surveyed, Northland field crews recorded 51 archaeological sites belonging to the prehistoric Hohokam and historic Papago cultures. Test excavations were undertaken at several of these sites, and the results demonstrate conclusively the presence of preserved subsurface...

  • Archaeological Testing at AZ T:3:79(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In November of 1992, at the request of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted an evaluation of a portion of AZ T:3:79(ASM). Subsurface testing was performed because proposed road modifications had the potential to impact the cultural resources present. Testing was limited to a 5 m right-of-way on either side of the existing road. The objectives were to define the nature and extent of any buried cultural material and make recommendations...

  • Asaayi Dam Navajo Burial Protection: Cultural Resources Protection of an Historic Navajo Burial at Asaayi Dam, Bowl Lake, New Mexico
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) Phoenix Area Office is assisting the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Navajo Division, in safety of dam modifications to Asaayi Dam in McKinley County, New Mexico. Located on Bowl Creek along the western edge of the Chuska Mountains, Asaayi Dam was completed in 1964 by the Navajo Nation to provide opportunities for recreation and irrigation. The dam is approximately 25 miles northeast of Window Rock, Arizona, and is scheduled to undergo major construction...

  • Assessment of the San Francisco Canal, Salt River Project
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation), in consultation with the Salt River Project and the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, is developing a Multiple Property Document (MPD) to nominate the dams and canals that comprise the Salt River Project to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). In 2010, Reclamation contracted Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) to map, photograph, and assess the San Francisco Canal for inclusion in the MPD. The San...

  • Captain Tom Dam Data Recovery, Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    At the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Bureau of Reclamation–Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation) designed and constructed a new dam downstream of the existing Captain Tom Dam located near Newcomb, on the Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico. Data recovery was conducted by Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd., at three sites to mitigate the impacts of this undertaking, and to recover and protect a Navajo burial.

  • China Wash Flume Historic American Engineering Record, Pinal County, Arizona
    PROJECT Greta Rayle. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District (SCIDD) is undertaking a 10-year Rehabilitation project of the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)-eligible Florence-Casa Grande (FCG) Canal (also known as the Main Canal/AZ AA:3:215[ASM]) in Pinal County, Arizona. The canal, which is currently operated and maintained by SCIDD, was constructed by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) between 1923 and 1928 and incorporated into the San Carlos Irrigation...

  • Class I (Overview) Survey Update of the San Carlos Irrigation Drainage District (SCIDD) Joint Works for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Pinal County, Arizona
    PROJECT Robert Stokes. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    As authorized under the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004, the San Carlos and Irrigation Drainage District (SCIDD) is undertaking a 10-year rehabilitation project of its irrigation system. SCIDD is the non-Indian irrigation component of the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), which provides irrigation water to the communities of Florence, Coolidge, and Casa Grande in Pinal County, Arizona. To assist with project planning, Reclamation directed Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS)...

  • A Class I Cultural Resources Records Review for the 3,418-acre Planet Ranch Property for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation-Lower Colorado Regional Office, La Paz and Mohave Counties, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) plans to acquire rights to a 3,418-acre parcel of Planet Ranch to create a protected riparian area in order to comply with the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program (LCR MSCP). The LCR MSCP is a 50-year federal and non-federal partnership created to balance the use of the Lower Colorado River water resources and to conserve the native species and habitats in order to comply with the Endangered Species Act. In February 2005, the...

  • Class II (Reconnaissance) Cultural Resource Survey of Reclamation Withdrawn Land Along the East Side of the Lower Verde River
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project is part of the Lower Verde River Survey. Other entries related to that project can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27743 As required under Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Phoenix Area Office conducted a Class III (intensive) cultural resources inventory of approximately 6,200 acres of Reclamation withdrawn land along the west side of the lower Verde River in early 2000, which was...

  • Class III (Intensive) Cultural Resource Survey of 458 Acres of Federal and Private Land for Proposed Construction and Operations of a Sediment Removal Pond and Storage Area Below Ashurst-Hayden Diversion Dam, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona
    PROJECT Robert Stokes. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    As authorized under the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004, the San Carlos and Irrigation Drainage District (SCIDD) is undertaking a 10-year rehabilitation project of its irrigation system. SCIDD is the non-Indian irrigation component of the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), which provides irrigation water to the communities of Florence, Coolidge, and Casa Grande in Pinal County, Arizona. The initial focus of the SCIDD Rehabilitation Project is the rehabilitation of the Ashurst-Hayden...

  • Class III (Intensive) Cultural Resources Survey of Approximately 1,270 Acres of Reclamation Withdrawn Land Along the Salt River at Saguaro Lake
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Other entries related to work done on the withdrawn lands along the Salt River can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27771 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has identified approximately 1,270 acres of land for a Class III (intensive) cultural resource survey for Section 110 inventory purposes. The land was withdrawn for the Salt River Project (SRP) and is located upstream from the Granite Reef Diversion Dam on the south side of the Salt River. The withdrawn...

  • Class III (Intensive) Cultural Resources Survey of Approximately 1600 Acres of Reclamation Withdrawn Land Along the Salt River at Coon Bluff
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Other entries related to work done on the withdrawn lands along the Salt River can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27771 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has identified approximately 1600 acres of land for a Class III (intensive) cultural resource survey for Section 110 inventory purposes. The land was withdrawn for the Salt River Project (SRP) and is located upstream from the Granite Reef Diversion Dam on the south side of the Salt River. The withdrawn...

  • Class III (Intensive) Cultural Resources Survey of Approximately 2,530 Acres of Reclamation Withdrawn Land Along the Salt River at Coon Bluff
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Other entries related to work done on the withdrawn lands along the Salt River can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27771 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has identified approximately 2,530 acres of land for a Class III (intensive) cultural resource survey for Section 110 inventory purposes. The land was withdrawn for the Salt River Project (SRP) and is located upstream from the Granite Reef Diversion Dam on the south side of the Salt River. The withdrawn...

  • Class III (Intensive) Cultural Resources Survey of Approximately 960 Acres of Reclamation Withdrawn Land Along Queen Creek
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Other entries related to work done on Arizona withdrawn lands can be found at the following links: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27771 and https://core.tdar.org/collection/27743. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has identified approximately 960 acres of land for a Class III (intensive) cultural resource survey for Section 110 inventory purposes. The land was withdrawn for the Salt River Project (SRP) and is located along Queen Creek west of Superior, Arizona. The withdrawn land was...

  • Class III (Intensive) Cultural Resources Survey of Five Well Sites on Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe Lands, Near Leupp, Navajo County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) investigated a potential well field southwest of the community of Leupp on the Navajo Nation, and north of Meteor Crater on Hopi Tribal lands. Five well sites had been identified to assess the overall potential for developing a well field to pump ground water for delivery by pipeline to the Peabody Coal Mine as well as to Hopi and Navajo communities. Each of the well site parcels was approximately 100 acres, for a total project area of approximately...

  • Class III Cultural Resource Survey of Reclamation Withdrawn Land Along the East Side of the Lower Verde River
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project is part of the Lower Verde River Survey. Other entries related to this project can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27743 As required under Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) Phoenix Area Office (PXAO) requested Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) to conduct Class III (intensive) cultural resources inventory of approximately 6,200 acres of Reclamation withdrawn land along the...

  • Class III Cultural Resources Survey of Reclamation Withdrawn Lands along the Lower Verde River: Needle Rock Survey
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has identified approximately 4,514 acres of land for a Class III (intensive) cultural resource survey for Section 110 inventory purposes. The land was withdrawn for the Salt River Project (SRP) and is located within the Tonto National Forest (TNF), west of the lower Verde River, south of Bartlett Reservoir, and north of the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Indian Community. At the request of Reclamation, ACS conducted an intensive cultural resources survey...

  • Class III Pedestrian Survey, Shovel Probe Testing, Limited Nonsite Backhoe Trenching, and Magnetometer Sampling for the San Xavier District Farm Rehabilitation Project, Tohono O’odham Nation, Pima County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project is part of the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project. Additional entries related to this project can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27482 The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) assisted the Tohono O’odham Nation’s (Nation) San Xavier District’s (District) Farm Cooperative (CoOp) in developing some 1,400 acres of new farm land along both sides of Interstate 19 south of the existing CoOp farm fields. This project was in accordance with the...

  • A Class III Section 110 Cultural Resources Survey of 970 Acres of Bureau of Reclamation Withdrawn Lands Along the Verde River, Prescott National Forest, Yavapai County, Arizona
    PROJECT Mark Hackbarth. Michael Terlep. Ted Tsouras. USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) identified approximately 970 acres of land for a Class III cultural resource survey for Section 110 inventory purposes. The land was withdrawn for the Salt River Project and is located within the Prescott National Forest (PNF), south of Camp Verde. At the request of Reclamation, Logan Simpson conducted an intensive cultural resources survey of the project area to provide baseline cultural resource data to assist in the development of density models for...

  • A Class III Section 110 Cultural Resources Survey of Reclamation Withdrawn Lands Along the Verde River, Coconino and Prescott National Forests, Arizona
    PROJECT Josh Whiting. Josh Whiting. Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    At the request of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) Phoenix Area Office (PXAO), Logan Simpson performed an intensive Class III cultural resources survey of approximately 474 acres of Reclamation withdrawn lands managed by the Coconino National Forest (CNF) and 130 acres of Reclamation withdrawn lands managed by the Prescott National Forest (PNF). The Class III inventory was conducted in compliance with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). There is no undertaking...

  • Class III Survey of Expanded Area of Potential Effect for the San Carlos Irrigation Project Rehabilitation of Reaches 1, 2, and 3
    PROJECT Andrea Gregory. Bureau of Reclamation.

    As authorized under the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004, the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District (SCIDD) is undertaking a 10-year rehabilitation project of its irrigation system. SCIDD is the non-Indian irrigation component of the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), which provides irrigation water to the communities of Florence, Coolidge, and Casa Grande in Pinal County, Arizona. The Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation) directed Archaeological Consulting...

  • A Class One Overview for the Proposed San Carlos Irrigation Project Joint Works Rehabilitation
    PROJECT David Doyel. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation), undertook the development of a Water Management Plan (WMP) as part of the Central Arizona Project (CAP). In consultation with the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), and the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District (SCIDD), it was proposed that the Joint Works would require rehabilitation or replacement to facilitate the WMP, specifically the delivery of water to the Pima-Maricopa...

  • The Cochran Survey on the Gila River
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Cochran Survey was administered over a period of 25 months, beginning in April 1998 and ending in May 2000. As funding became available delivery orders were submitted from the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to Archaeological Consulting Services (ACS) to increase the survey coverage under their Section 110 mandate. Initially, the survey included portions of the USGS 7.5' North Butte and Grayback quadrangles near the historic site of Cochran, and was later expanded to include a second...

  • Cultural Resource Assessment of 13 Sites in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In the mid-1990s, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) completed a survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park. The survey was undertaken to identify all cultural resources within the Park, which was acquired by Reclamation as part of construction of New Waddell Dam. In the intervening years, the Park has seen continued and increasing recreational use. In the 11 years since it completed the survey of the Park, Reclamation has monitored activity at nine of the 183 sites in the Park with the...

  • Cultural Resources Assessment of 117 Archaeological Sites for the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts, Central Arizona Project Canal, Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima Counties, Arizona
    PROJECT Douglas Mitchell. Bureau of Reclamation.

    In compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Phoenix Area Office (PXAO) began cultural resource surveys along the Central Arizona Project (CAP) main stem alignment shortly after the CAP was authorized. For the next 25 years, various cultural resource management contractors conducted inventories of the CAP, recording several hundred archaeological sites. From the 1970s to the 1980s, some of these sites were tested and/or excavated as mitigation for the...

  • Cultural Resources Assessment of 22 Archaeological Sites Located Along Reaches 1 and 2 of the Fannin-McFarland Portion of the CAP Canal
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation has developed an archaeological site database for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal main stem based on the Class III survey data that includes all previously recorded sites. An unknown number of these sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer located within the CAP right-of-way (ROW). To assist Reclamation in checking the accuracy of its site database, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) was asked to revisit...

  • Cultural Resources Assessment of 23 Archaeological Sites Located Along Reach 3 of the Fannin-McFarland Portion of the CAP Canal
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation has developed an archaeological site database for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal main stem based on the Class III survey data that includes all previously recorded sites. An unknown number of these sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer located within the CAP right-of-way (ROW). To assist Reclamation in checking the accuracy of its site database, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) was asked to revisit...

  • Cultural Resources Assessment of 28 Archaeological Sites Located Along Reach 4 of the Fannin-McFarland Portion of the CAP Canal
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation has developed an archaeological site database for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal main stem based on the Class III survey data that includes all previously recorded sites. An unknown number of these sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer located within the CAP right-of-way (ROW). To assist Reclamation in checking the accuracy of its site database, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) was asked to revisit...

  • Cultural Resources Assessment of 39 Sites in the Agua Fria Conservation Area
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In October 2007, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) re-visited 39 known archaeological sites in the Agua Fria Conservation area within Lake Pleasant Regional Park to conduct condition assessments. ACS archaeologists documented the sites and evaluated their current state of preservation. This tDAR project contains photo documentation of the assessment work.

  • Cultural Resources Assessment of 59 Archaeological Sites Located Along Reaches 1 and 2 of the Tucson Aqueduct (Phase A)
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation has developed an archaeological site database for the CAP main stem based on the Class III survey data that includes all previously recorded sites. An unknown number of these sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer located within the CAP right-of-way (ROW). To assist Reclamation in checking the accuracy of its site database, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) was asked to revisit 59 sites that had been identified...

  • A Cultural Resources Survey of 1,420 Acres Along the Lower San Pedro River, North of Benson
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) directed Archaeological Consulting Service, Ltd. (ACS) to complete a Class III cultural resources survey of 1,420 acres along the lower San Pedro River. Reclamation, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, plans to acquire this land and designate it a conservation easement as mitigation for the destruction of riparian habitat during construction of the Central Arizona Project fish barriers. ACS conducted a Class III cultural resources survey of the...

  • Cultural Resources Survey of 34 Acres Along Fossil Creek
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    At the request of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted an intensive cultural resources survey of approximately 34.4 acres to provide an inventory and assessment of cultural resources that might be affected by the proposed undertaking. The Central Arizona Project (CAP) conveys Colorado River water through a 336–mile– long system of pumping plants, aqueducts, dams, and reservoirs. In 2001, the Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that...

  • Cultural Resources Survey of 510 Acres of Reclamation Withdrawn Land Near Granite Reef Diversion Dam
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Other entries related to work done on the withdrawn lands along the Salt River can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27771 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has identified approximately 510 acres of land for a Class III (intensive) cultural resource survey. The land was withdrawn for the Salt River Project (SRP) and is located upstream from the Granite Reef Diversion Dam on the south side of the Salt River. The withdrawn land is within the Tonto National...

  • A Cultural Resources Survey of the Barnes Property Near Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Pima County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation) partnered with the Fort McDowell Indian Community (FMIC) on the FMIC Irrigated Farmland Development Project to develop new agricultural fields in accordance with the stipulations set forth in the Fort McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act (Public Law 101-628). As part of the environmental mitigation for the loss of animal habitat near the Verde River, Reclamation acquired approximately 163 acres of land in Pima County,...

  • Cultural Resources Survey of the Ganado Irrigation System and 40 Farm Plots, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources (NNDWR), in conjunction with other Federal and local entities prepared and evaluated alternatives for improving water management, conservation, and distribution within the Ganado Irrigation System. The resulting recommendations are termed the Ganado Irrigation Water Conservation Project (GIWCP), whose purpose is to develop a system that will enable the efficient conveyance of irrigation water to farmland and...

  • Damage Assessment of AZ T:4:157(ASM) and AZ T:4:156(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) reported a violation of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) in April 2003 when a petroglyph boulder was removed from Reclamation land. The boulder was located on a terrace edge overlooking the Agua Fria River north of Lake Pleasant, within archaeological site AZ T:4:157(ASM). A criminal investigation followed. The petroglyph boulder was recovered in September 2003. Subsequent to the investigation, Mr. Jon Czaplicki, Reclamation...

  • A Description, History and Finder's Guide for the Joseph City Irrigation System, Navajo County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    Located in Joseph City, Navajo County, Arizona, portions of the Joseph City Irrigation System is being rehabilitated so it can function more efficiently and reliably for local water-users. The historic irrigation system was determined to be eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A, C, and D based on archival research conducted by Archaeological Consulting Services (ACS) for the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) (Schilling 2004). To mitigate the...

  • Eligibility Evaluation of the Joseph City Irrigation System, Navajo County, Arizona for the Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The rural community of Joseph City, Arizona, is located off Interstate 40 west of Holbrook, on the Little Colorado River in Navajo County, Arizona. The Joseph City Irrigation Company received a grant from the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to install new pipe in approximately 2,500 feet of the existing 10-mile-long irrigation ditch. Prior to installing the pipe, Reclamation must determine if the historic irrigation system is eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic...

  • Evaluation of Previously Recorded Archaeological Sites and Geomorphology at the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Superintendent of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site (HUTR) requested that the Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation) reidentify and reassess historic and prehistoric cultural remains that had been identified during previous surveys of the 160-acre historic site. The Superintendent also requested that a small sample survey be undertaken to help evaluate the accuracy of the previous surveys. On behalf of HUTR and the National Park Service (NPS), Reclamation...

  • Final Report of Class III Cultural Resource Survey for the SCIDD-Florence Canal, Phase I
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    As authorized under the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004, the San Carlos and Irrigation Drainage District (SCIDD) is undertaking a 10-year rehabilitation project of its irrigation system. SCIDD is the non-Indian irrigation component of the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), which provides irrigation water to the communities of Florence, Coolidge, and Casa Grande in Pinal County, Arizona. The Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation) directed Archaeological Consulting...

  • The Ganado Irrigation System Canal and Irrigation Features: A Description, History, and Finders’ Guide
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources (NNDWR), in conjunction with other Federal and local entities prepared and evaluated alternatives for improving water management, conservation, and distribution within the Ganado Irrigation System. The resulting recommendations are termed the Ganado Irrigation Water Conservation Project (GIWCP), whose purpose is to develop a system that will enable the efficient conveyance of irrigation water to farmland and...

  • Hayden Rhodes Aqueduct Phase IV Small Sites Assessment, Central Arizona Project Canal
    PROJECT Bureau of Reclamation.

    The Phoenix Area Office (PXAO), Reclamation, maintains an archaeological site database for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) main stem canal. The data base was developed using all the previous main stem survey data and previously recorded sites. While many sites have been determined eligible or not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (Register), some have not received eligibility determinations and some are located outside of the construction corridor and not impacted....

  • The Hayden Rhodes Large Site Resurvey Phase II
    PROJECT Erin Davis. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Ofice.

    The Bureau of Reclamation has developed an archaeological site database for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal main stem based on Class III survey data that includes all previously recorded sites. An unknown number of these sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer located within the CAP right-of-way (ROW). To assist Reclamation in checking the accuracy of its site database, Logan Simpson Design, Inc. was asked to relocate and record 5 sites that...

  • The Hayden-Rhodes Large Site Resurvey
    PROJECT Scott Courtright. Erin Davis. Bureau of Reclamation.

    The Bureau of Reclamation has developed an archaeological site database for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal main stem based on Class III survey data that includes all previously recorded sites. An unknown number of these sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer located within the CAP right-of-way (ROW). To assist Reclamation in checking the accuracy of its site database, Logan Simpson Design, Inc. was asked to relocate and record 16 sites that...

  • The Historical Archaeology of Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona
    PROJECT Cindy L. Myers. A. E. Rogge. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In June 1986, the Bureau of Reclamation awarded a three-year contract for historical archaeological studies as part of the mitigation program for the Central Arizona Project's Regulatory Storage Division, designated as Plan 6. These studies involved investigations at approximately 50 archaeological sites in 7 localities. The sites were destroyed, damaged, or altered as a result of constructing Plan 6, which created a regulatory reservoir for the CAP as well as repaired or replaced other dams...

  • Homesteading and Ranching in the Vicinity of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona
    PROJECT Uploaded by: M Scott Thompson

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) identified the need for an in-depth study of ranching and homesteading in Lake Pleasant Regional Park (LPRP). At Reclamation’s request, Archaeological Consulting Services (ACS) undertook this current study, which builds upon previous research and investigations sponsored by Reclamation that indicated that the ranching history was an important historic context for the area. This project includes: (1) archival research into the history of ranching in the...

  • Intensive Cultural Resource Survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In the summers of 1979 and 1980, Arizona State University (ASU) conducted a cultural resources survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park (LPRP) (Rice and Bostwick 1986). The completion of New Waddell Dam in 1993, increasing recreational development, and new park boundaries spurred the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to survey the park. Reclamation performed the new survey on their land to fulfill their Section 110 requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act. Upon completion of the...

  • Intensive Testing for the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project, San Xavier District, Tohono O'odham Nation, Pima County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project is part of the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project. Additional entries related to this project can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27482 Reclamation is assisting the San Xavier District and the San Xavier Farm Cooperative in the extensive rehabilitation of approximately 1,700 acres of active and fallow farmland along the Santa Cruz River at San Xavier. While some present and former fields will be modified to better accommodate water application...

  • Lake Pleasant 52 Sites Relocation
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In August and September 2010, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) re-visited 52 sites in Lake Pleasant Regional Park. ACS archaeologists relocated the sites and site boundaries, and documented the sites' conditions. This project contains select photographic documentation of the relocation work.

  • Lake Pleasant 8 Sites Relocation
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In January 2012, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) re-visited 8 sites in Lake Pleasant Regional Park. ACS archaeologists relocated the sites and site boundaries, and assessed the sites' current conditions. This project contains a select photographic record of the relocation work.

  • Lake Pleasant Condition Assessments for 41 Sites
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In November and December 2009, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) re-visited 41 sites in Lake Pleasant Regional Park. ACS archaeologists documented the sites and assessed their current state of preservation. This project contains photo documentation of the assessment work.

  • Lake Pleasant Regional Park Cultural Resources Management Plan
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In the early 2000's, Lake Pleasant Regional Park (LPRP or the Park) was in an undeveloped portion of Maricopa County, Arizona. Population growth in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area over the past 30 years, however, resulted in the expansion of new housing developments along the edges of the city. It was increasingly clear that the park was becoming part of an urban landsape, and that the park's resources were experiencing increased impacts. In 2004, Archaeological Consulting Services,...

  • The Lower Verde Archaeological Project
    PROJECT Jeffrey A. Homburg. Richard Ciolek-Torrello. Jeffrey H. Altschul. Stephanie M. Whittlesey. Steven D. Shelley. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Lower Verde Archaeological Project (LVAP) was a four-year data recovery project conducted by Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI) in the lower Verde River region of central Arizona. The project was designed to mitigate any adverse effects to cultural resources from modifications to Horseshoe and Bartlett Dams. The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Project’s Office sponsored the research program in compliance with historic preservation legislation. The LVAP’s...

  • Mapping and Survey of Cultural Resources on the Martinez Ranch Property near San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project was done on land purchased by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to conduct the Santa Cruz Bank Stabilization Project. Entries related to that project can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27554 Reclamation has identified approximately 22.5 acres of land on the Martinez Ranch for Class III (intensive) cultural resource survey. The survey area, located on both sides of the Santa Cruz River channel, was purchased by Reclamation in 1996 as part of...

  • Monitoring of a Sinkhole Excavation and Repair Prior to the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project Testing
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project is part of the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project. Additional entries related to this project can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27482 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is providing funding and technical assistance for farm improvements on the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Since previous cultural resource investigations identified buried archaeological features and deposits in the vicinity, it was anticipated that...

  • Monitoring Plan for the Construction Phase of the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project, San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project is part of the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project. Additional entries related to this project can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27482 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is assisting the San Xavier District (District) of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the San Xavier Farm Cooperative in the extensive rehabilitation of approximately 1,700 acres of active and fallow farmland along the Santa Cruz River at San Xavier. The major impacts to...

  • Papago Road Addendum Survey for San Xavier Farm Extension Project
    PROJECT Andrea Gregory. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In accordance with the provisions of the 2004 Arizona Water Settlement Act, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is assisting the Tohono O’odham Nation’s (Nation) San Xavier District’s (District) Farm Cooperative (CoOp) in developing new farm land along both sides of Interstate 19 (I-19), south of the existing CoOp fields. Previous investigations in the area included a survey in the mid-1980s by Cultural and Environmental Systems (Heuett 1987a), and survey and testing completed by...

  • Phase 1 Data Testing at AZ U:15:1(REC) on Private Land and Mapping of Historic Architecture at AZ AA:3:215(ASM) and AZ U:16:303(ASM) on Federal Land near Ashurst-Hayden Diversion Dam, Pinal County, Arizona
    PROJECT Robert Stokes. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. E. Melanie Ryan.

    As authorized under the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004, the San Carlos and Irrigation Drainage District (SCIDD) is undertaking a 10-year rehabilitation project of its irrigation system. SCIDD is the non-Indian irrigation component of the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), which provides irrigation water to the communities of Florence, Coolidge, and Casa Grande in Pinal County, Arizona. The initial focus of the SCIDD Rehabilitation Project is the rehabilitation of the Ashurst-Hayden...

  • Phase 1 Eligibility Testing, Data Recovery, and Archival Research along Reaches 1 and 2 of the San Carlos Irrigation Project Rehabilitation, Pinal County, Arizona
    PROJECT Andrea Gregory. Peg Davis.

    As authorized under the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004, the San Carlos and Irrigation Drainage District (SCIDD) is undertaking a 10-year rehabilitation project of its irrigation system. SCIDD is the non-Indian irrigation component of the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), which provides irrigation water to the communities of Florence, Coolidge, and Casa Grande in Pinal County, Arizona. Phase 2 of this project includes modification of the canal by widening segments of Reaches 1, 2, and...

  • Phase 1 Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a Multicomponent Rockshelter at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    At the request of the Bureau of Reclamation–Phoenix Area Office (PXAO), ACS conducted Phase 1 cultural resource assessments and investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a multicomponent rockshelter site in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, in 2008. The site was being impacted by increased visitation and Reclamation is seeking to mitigate those impacts. ACS archaeologists completed surface collection, mapping, and soil coring at the site. These investigations confirmed that the site held the potential to...

  • Phase 2 Data Recovery at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a Multicomponent Rockshelter at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    In 2008, at the request of the Bureau of Reclamation–Phoenix Area Office (PXAO), Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted Phase 1 cultural resource assessments and investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a multicomponent rockshelter site in Lake Pleasant Regional Park. These investigations confirmed that the site held the potential to yield important information about the Prehistoric, Protohistoric, and Historic period occupations of the Lake Pleasant area. Please see...

  • Phase 2 Data Recovery at AZ U:15:1(REC) on SCIDD Property and Trenching for Additional Canal (AZ U:15:8[REC]) Exposures on Federal Land Near Ashurst-Hayden Diversion Dam, Pinal County, Arizona
    PROJECT Robert Stokes. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    As authorized under the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004, the San Carlos and Irrigation Drainage District (SCIDD) is undertaking a 10-year rehabilitation project of its irrigation system. SCIDD is the non-Indian irrigation component of the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), which provides irrigation water to the communities of Florence, Coolidge, and Casa Grande in Pinal County, Arizona. The initial focus of the SCIDD Rehabilitation Project is the rehabilitation of the Ashurst-Hayden...

  • Relocation, Reassessment, and Remapping of 74 Archaeological Sites Located Along Reaches 3, 4, and 5 of the Tucson Aqueduct (Phase B)
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Phoenix Area Office (PXAO), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), has developed an archaeological site database for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) main stem canal. The current data is based on data resulting from Class III surveys conducted in the 1970s and 1980s prior to the canal’s construction. The majority of these sites have not been revisited since they were first recorded. An unknown number of these sites were destroyed by either construction or excavation, while others are no...

  • Research Design and Work Plan for Intensive Testing of the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project, San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation, Pima County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This is part of the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project. Additional entries related to this project can be found at the following link: https://core.tdar.org/collection/27482 Reclamation is assisting the San Xavier District and the San Xavier Farm Cooperative in the extensive rehabilitation of approximately 1,700 acres of active and fallow farmland along the Santa Cruz River at San Xavier. While some present and former fields will be modified to better accommodate water application from...

  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study
    PROJECT Arleyn Simon. Peter McCartney. Glen Rice. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Charles Redman. Brenda Shears.

    The Roosevelt Platform Mound Study (RPMS) was one of three mitigative data recovery studies that the Bureau of Reclamation funded to investigate the prehistory of the Tonto Basin in the vicinity of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The series of investigations constituted Reclamation's program for complying with historic preservation legislation as it applied to the raising and modification of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Reclamation contracted with the Arizona State University Office of Cultural Resource...

  • Sacaton Farms Irrigation System Project: Investigations at Butte Camp, a Japanese-American World War II Relocation Center
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    A few months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, people of Japanese origin on the West Coast of the United States were routed through a series of security measures that led to removal from their homes and resettlement in relocation centers. In 1942, a civilian agency, the War Relocation Authority (WRA), was established to administer their lives in these centers. Butte Camp and Canal Camp were the two relocation sites built by the United States at the Gila River Relocation Center...

  • Salt-Gila (Fannin-McFarland) Aqueduct Central Arizona Project Mapping and Assessment
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation has developed an archaeological site database for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal main stem based on the Class III survey data that includes all previously recorded sites. An unknown number of these sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer located within the CAP right-of-way (ROW). To assist Reclamation in checking the accuracy of its site database, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) was asked to revisit a...

  • Salt-Gila Aqueduct (Fannin-McFarland Aqueduct) Archaeological Data Collection Studies and Supplemental Class III Survey Project
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    This project presents a series of publications associated with the Salt-Gila Aqueduct Archaeological Data Collection Studies and Supplemental Class III Survey Project (SGA). The research focused on data recovery at those sites potentially subject to impact as a consequence of Central Arizona Project construction. Salt-Gila Aqueduct Central Arizona Project construction occured along a route extending 97 km from a point south of Apache Junction, Arizona, to the Picacho Reservoir. Significant...

  • San Carlos Reservoir Study in Gila, Graham, and Pinal Counties, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    At the request of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and in collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Affairs' San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) undertook a Class III cultural resources inventory on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in the vicinity of San Carlos Reservoir, developed a cultural affiliation statement for human remains and associated objects encountered within the project area, and prepared an overview and needs assessment for cultural...

  • San Xavier Central Arizona Project Extension: Archaeological Investigations At AZ BB:13:16(ASM)-Locus F, Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, San Xavier District, Pima County, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) assisted the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham Nation with the construction of an extension of the Central Arizona Project (CAP) pipeline on reservation lands along the Santa Cruz River. The pipeline corridor crosses Loci F and H of AZ BB:13:16(ASM), a Hohokam occupation zone with many pithouses and other structures, varied pits, trash areas, and possibly human remains. Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) provided the labor,...

  • Survey and Recovery and Analysis of Human Remains Along a Portion of an SRP Lateral in Greenwood Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) identified a possible prehistoric Hohokam cremation eroding from the bank of an unlined Salt River Project (SRP) irrigation lateral that traverses a modern cemetery in central Phoenix. It was thought that two additional burial pits might be present in the lateral, but only the above-mentioned possible cremation was currently affected by erosion. The possible burial was discovered earlier in the year and was monitored by a Reclamation archaeologist while...