The Archaeological Resources in the Lake Monticello Area of Titus County, Texas

Author(s): Olin F. McCormick III

Year: 1973


During the spring and summer of 1971 and January 1972 multidisciplinary environmental and archaeological survey projects were accomplished in the area which will be effected by the construction of an electric generating plant, associated cooling reservoir, and lignite strip mining fields.

The proposed reservoir is located on Blundell (Brunnels) Creek, a tributary of Cypress Creek which forms the southern boundary of Titus County. The reservoir impoundment will be approximately 4 1/2 miles long by 1 mile wide and will hold 40,000 acre feet of water inundating approximately 3,500 acres. Ground elevation falls some 40 feet from the upper end of the flood pool to the dam site, creating a relatively shallow lake. Land along the southwestern side rises more abruptly than along the northeastern side and is characteristically more wooded. The floodplain of Blundell Creek is dissected by numerous seasonal rills, drains, bogs and sloughs. Improved pasturage occupies over 60% of this area, although intermittent stands of mixed hardwoods and occasionally conifers are found along the stream banks, natural levees and in the upper end of the reservoir where the floodplain is too narrow for farming.

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The Archaeological Resources in the Lake Monticello Area of Titus County, Texas. Olin F. McCormick III. 1973 ( tDAR id: 447055) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8447055

Spatial Coverage

min long: -95.33; min lat: 32.968 ; max long: -94.923; max lat: 33.149 ;

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Purchase Order(s): G-2324

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