A Cultural Resource Survey for a Meteorological Station near the Salt River Project Fence Lake Coal Mine in Catron County, New Mexico

Author(s): Richard Anduze

Year: 1994


Salt River Project (SRP) proposes to construct a meteorological station with an overhead electric line and a buried telephone line to monitor atmospheric conditions east of the SRP Fence Lake Coal Mine. The U.S. Department of the Interior (USDI), Office of Surface Mining is the overall lead agency for the Fence Lake Coal Mine Project and the USDI, Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces District, Socorro Resource Area is the lead agency for cultural resources.

The buried telephone line will extend from an existing junction box along the McKinley Ranch road in Sec. 27 to the station and the overhead electric line will extend from a pole at an existing overhead line in Sec. 33 to the station. The Office of Contract Archeology of the University of New Mexico had previously surveyed Sec. 28 (Hogan 1985), however, the 450 feet (137 m) of the proposed electric line in Sec. 33 and the 3100 feet (945 m) of the buried telephone line in Sec. 27 needed to be inventoried for cultural resources. SRP required a width of 100 feet (30 m) for each of the right-of-way (ROW) easements for the utility lines to allow for any construction impacts and any future modifications such as access roads.

SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants (SWCA), was contracted by Salt River Project to conduct a cultural resource survey for those lands not previously inventoried. Field work was conducted by SWCA archaeologist Richard A. Anduze on September 15, 1994. The project centerline or a ROW boundary had been previously delineated with pink flagging tape by SRP Engineer Kenneth W. Rodgers, who accompanied Anduze in the field. Areas of 7.1 acres in Sec. 27 and 1.0 acres in Sec. 33 were inventoried.

Cite this Record

A Cultural Resource Survey for a Meteorological Station near the Salt River Project Fence Lake Coal Mine in Catron County, New Mexico. Richard Anduze. Flagstaff, AZ: SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants. 1994 ( tDAR id: 257708) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8257708

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.527; min lat: 34.521 ; max long: -108.492; max lat: 34.549 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Principal Investigator(s): David H. Greenwald

Permitting Agency(s): Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Socorro Resource Area

Prepared By(s): SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

Laboratory of Anthropology Activity No.(s): 47488

SWCA, Inc., Project No. (s): 23-94865-1

SWCA Archaeological Report No.(s): 94-191

NADB document id number(s): 5448529

New Mexico Archaeological Survey Blanket Permit No. (s): 94/055

NADB citation id number(s): 000000232859

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