An Archaeological Survey of the Salt River Project Verde Circuit 12kV Distribution Line from Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef Dam, Maricopa County, Arizona, Draft Report
Author(s): Matthew A. Sterner
The following report presents the results of a 16-mile survey of the Verde Circuit 12kV distribution lines between Stewart Mountain and Granite Reef Dams, conducted by Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), for the Salt River Project (SRP). Following the collection of permits and a systematic check of all records pertaining to archaeological resources in the proposed area of study, field investigation of the distribution lines was conducted from October 8 to 11, 1997. Field investigation of the distribution lines was conducted by Dr. Steven D. Shelley, Principal Investigator, and Mr. Matthew A. Sterner, Senior Project Director.Because cultural resources have been previously recorded within the area of potential effect (APE), the survey was structured to locate and assess both known (and rerecord them if necessary) and previously unidentified cultural resources. The justification for the project is two-fold. First, along a portion of the distribution line between the Phon D Sutton Area and Usery Pass north of Bush Highway, line maintenance work (pole replacement) had commenced without an accompanying cultural resources assessment, placing SRP out of compliance with governing preservation laws. The second purpose of the study was to identify all resources within the APE for future reference, pending the relocation or repair of distribution line utility poles as necessary. With a template of known resources within the APE (and their relation to existing utility lines), SRP will be able to quickly and efficiently replace distribution line poles as needed with minimal impact to archaeological resources.
This is a draft of the technical report.
Cite this Record
An Archaeological Survey of the Salt River Project Verde Circuit 12kV Distribution Line from Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef Dam, Maricopa County, Arizona, Draft Report, 27. Matthew A. Sterner. 1998 ( tDAR id: 407071) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8407071
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
AR-03-12-03-51 (TNF) • AR-03-12-03-64 (TNF) • AR-03-12-03-649 (TNF) • AR-03-12-03-650 (TNF) • AR-03-12-03-651 (TNF) • AR-03-12-03-66 (TNF) • AZ U:6:13 (ASU) • AZ U:6:194 (ASM) • AZ U:6:21 (ASM) • AZ U:6:23 (ASM) • AZ U:6:266 (ASM) • AZ U:6:267 (ASM) • AZ U:6:268 (ASM) • AZ U:6:269 (ASM) • AZ U:6:270 (ASM) • AZ U:6:271 (ASM) • AZ U:6:272 (ASM) • AZ U:6:36 (ASU) • AZ U:6:40 (ASM) • Blue Point Village • Granite Reef Dam • Sheep Flat Village • Six Poles Hill • Stewart Mountain Dam Construction Camp • Water Users
Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Canal or Canal Feature • Dam • Fence • Hearth • Isolated Artifact • Petroglyph • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Road • Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features • Rock Alignment • Rock Art • Trail • Water Control Feature
min long: -111.788; min lat: 33.466 ; max long: -111.641; max lat: 33.551 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Principal Investigator(s): Steven D. Shelley
Project Director(s): Matthew A. Sterner
Sponsor(s): Salt River Project
Repository(s): Salt River Project
Prepared By(s): Statistical Research, Inc.
Technical Report No.(s): 97-27
Tonto National Forest Permit No.(s): 4029-08
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