SRP Western Canal
Part of: SRP Canals
The Western Canal was built in 1912-1913 by the Western Canal Construction Company, the Western Canal went into operation in February 1913 and its deed was filed in April 1915. The canal was built under contract with the federal government to be a part of the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association.
Site Type Keywords
Archaeological Feature • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Agricultural or Herding • Canal or Canal Feature • Water Control Feature • Artifact Scatter • Hearth • Isolated Artifact • Midden • Trash Midden
Ground Disturbance Monitoring
Arizona (State / Territory) • United States of America (Country) • Maricopa County (County) • North America (Continent) • Tempe, AZ • Western Canal • USA (Country) • Basin and Range Physiographic Province • Lower Colorado River Valley • Gila-Salt River Basin
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Archaeological Monitoring of a Sewer Line Across the Western Canal at the Priest Road Bridge Widening, Tempe, Arizona (1988)
In October 1988, construction began on the Priest Road bridge at the Western Canal. The City of Tempe is widening the bridge and thet Salt River project (SRP), in conjunction with this construction, is putting a new 21-in. sewer line and a water line across the canal west of Priest Road. At the request of Judy Brunson, SRP archaeologist, Soil Systems, Inc. (SSI) monitored the excavation of the backhoe trench for the sewer line across the canal.
Across the Western Canal: Archaeological Monitoring and Limited Data Recovery for the Ken McDonald Golf Course Irrigation Water Line Project, Tempe, Arizona (2000)
The monitoring and data recovery efforts described in this report were performed in conjunction with the city of Tempe's installation of three new irrigation water lines to support operation of the Ken McDonald Golf Course, located in Tempe, Arizona. The water lines were installed beneath the Western Canal; to do this, two bore pits were required at each of the three water line bridge locations. The initiate bore pits were excavated west of the canal and measure approximately 13- by 32-foot in...