An Archaeological Survey of the Salt River Project Verde Circuit 12kV Distribution Line from Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef Dam, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Matthew A. Sterner

Year: 1999

Summary

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.

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, 27. Matthew A. Sterner. 1999 ( tDAR id: 433612) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8433612

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.718; min lat: 33.51 ; max long: -111.58; max lat: 33.567 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): S. Greg Johnson

Principal Investigator(s): Steven D. Shelley

Project Director(s): Matthew A. Sterner

Prepared By(s): Statistical Research, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

Technical Report No.(s): 97-27

Permit Holder No. (s): 4029-08

Tonto National Forest Permit No.(s): 4029-08

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