Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Upper Brazos River Basin

Author(s): S. Alan Skinner

Year: 1973


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying the feasibility of controlling the natural salt pollution of the Brazos River and its tributaries. A plan to establish control of the major sources of salt pollution in the Upper Brazos River has been formulated. The plan calls for the construction of three total impoundment dams and interconnecting pipelines. Construction of the impoundments will prevent salt pollution from spreading throughout the entire length of the Brazos River and would allow for a more complete development and utilization of the Brazos River basin.

The study area is located in the Upper Brazos River Basin in the watersheds of the Salt and Double Mountain Forks of the Brazos River. This area includes Kent County and most of Stonewall County, and portions of King, Dickens, Garza and Crosby Counties. Three impoundment structures are being considered. They are located on Croton Creek (Site 10), Salt Croton Creek (Site 14) and North Croton Creek (Site 19). A concrete pipeline would connect the lakes to insure that they serve as total impoundment structures.

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Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Upper Brazos River Basin. S. Alan Skinner. 1973 ( tDAR id: 447046) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8447046

Spatial Coverage

min long: -100.617; min lat: 33.23 ; max long: -100.23; max lat: 33.505 ;

Record Identifiers

Contract(s): DACW 63-73-C-0157

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