Mitigation Plan for the Salt-Gila Aqueduct

Author(s): Pat H. Stein

Year: 1979


In 1978, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) directed the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) to complete an intensive archaeological survey of the proposed alignment for the Salt-Gila Aqueduct, a feature of the Central Arizona Project. The survey area was 11,115 acres and included the 60 mile-long transmission line (with a typical width of 200 meters), three proposed utility line locations, one flood retention dike location, 11 possible spoil or realignment areas, and a subsidence well. Seventy archaeological sites were recorded during this survey, 25 of which were incorporated into 2 archaeological districts. Following pedestrian survey, the MNA also conducted archaeological testing at selected sites to evaluate their eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Both districts and nearly all of the sites were evaluated as significant because of the scientific data they could be expected to yield.

The survey had two general goals: 1) to assess the significance of archaeological resources in the project area and to recommend ways of mitigating adverse impacts to them which might result from construction and 2) to generate and synthesize data that would significantly enhance scientific knowledge about the project area, specifically about the use of the area through time.

This report addresses the first goal and provides a plan to mitigate the adverse impacts to NRHP eligible properties that might arise from construction.The synthetic report that addresses the second goal can be found at tDAR ID 53594.

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Mitigation Plan for the Salt-Gila Aqueduct. Pat H. Stein. Flagstaff, AZ: Museum of Northern Arizona. 1979 ( tDAR id: 53593) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MP554P

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Investigation Types
Reconnaissance / Survey

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Geographic Keywords
04999 (Fips Code) All Counties (County) Apache Junction, AZ Arizona (State / Territory) Florence, AZ Florence Canal Florence - Casa Grande Canal Gila Floodplain Gila River Gila River Siphon North America (Continent) Picacho Reservoir Queen Creek Queen Creek Basin Salt River Siphon Draw Superstition Mountains Weekes Wash

Temporal Keywords
1890s 1891 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 19th Century 20th Century Classic Period Colonial Period Historic Late Colonial Period Prehistoric Sedentary Period World War II

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.621; min lat: 32.94 ; max long: -111.174; max lat: 33.378 ;

Record Identifiers

Arizona State Museum Permit No. (s): 78-01

Bureau of Land Management Permit No.(s): PD-18

Department of the Interior Antiquities Act Permit No.(s): 75-AZ-102

NADB Citation ID No.(s): 000000168026

Contract or Grant No.(s): 8-07-32-V0043

NADB Document ID No.(s): 2203924

Report No.(s): DI-BR-APO-CCRS-79-I

Performing Oraganization Report No.(s): A-77-126


General Note: The copy of the document cited within NADB is available at Bureau of Reclamation, Box 25007, Denver CO 80255; and was sent to that address by the Museum of Northern Arizona.

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