A Class One Overview for the Proposed San Carlos Irrigation Project Joint Works Rehabilitation


The Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation), undertook the development of a Water Management Plan (WMP) as part of the Central Arizona Project (CAP). In consultation with the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), and the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District (SCIDD), it was proposed that the Joint Works would require rehabilitation or replacement to facilitate the WMP, specifically the delivery of water to the Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project (P-MIP). The Joint Works consist of SCIP facilities that are used jointly by GRIC and SCIDD for their respective water delivery systems.

As part of the SCIP Joint Works Rehabilitation Project, Reclamation directed Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) to conduct a Class I overview of the area that would be impacted by this undertaking. ACS identified 103 previous cultural resource projects had been completed within the area of potential effect, resulting in the identification of 196 archaeological sites, many with multiple components. Of these sites, the majority were prehistoric and associated with the Hohokam. ACS also consulted General Land Office Records (GLO) and identified an additional 178 features. The historical-period sites identified during this project date from the mid-1860s to the 1960s. The report discussion focuses on the quality and reliability of the data, research potential in the project area, and preliminary recommendations regarding eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

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A Class One Overview for the Proposed San Carlos Irrigation Project Joint Works Rehabilitation. ( tDAR id: 377910) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8PK0HKH

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Archaic Euroamerican Historic Historic Native American Hohokam Late Archaic Middle Archaic

Site Name
AZ AA:15:57(ASM) AZ AA:2:1(ASM) AZ AA:2:14(ASM) AZ AA:2:15(ASM) AZ AA:2:16(ASM) AZ AA:2:17(ASM) AZ AA:2:18(ASM) AZ AA:2:19(ASM) AZ AA:2:2(ASM) AZ AA:2:21(ASM) AZ AA:2:23(ASM) AZ AA:2:27(ASM) AZ AA:2:29(ASM) AZ AA:2:3(ASM) AZ AA:2:4(ASM) AZ AA:2:44(ASM) AZ AA:2:5(ASM) AZ AA:2:50(ASM) AZ AA:2:55(ASM) AZ AA:2:56(ASM) AZ AA:2:58(ASM) AZ AA:2:59(ASM) AZ AA:2:6(ASM) AZ AA:2:60(ASM) AZ AA:2:61(ASM) Show More

Investigation Types
Archaeological Overview Historic Background Research Records Search / Inventory Checking

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -6000 to 1960 (Middle Archaic to present)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.028; min lat: 32.732 ; max long: -110.885; max lat: 33.551 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Principal Investigator(s): David Doyel

Landowner(s): San Carlos Irrigation Project

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Permitting Agency(s): Bureau of Indian Affairs

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Sevices, Ltd.

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 95-325

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 4-PD-32-01820-024

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  1. A Class One Overview for the Proposed San Carlos Irrigation Project Joint Works Rehabilitation: Report (1995)