Center for Archaeological Research
The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a pedestrian survey and subsurface backhoe testing for cultural resources on the raw water pipeline route for the Medio Creek Water Treatment Plant and sites of the treatment plant and the raw water intake on the bank of the Medina River in southwestern Bexar County, Texas. The pipeline route traverses ca. 1.6 km of alluvial terrace associated with the Medina River and Medio Creek, including a crossing of Medio Creek. Limited geomorphological observations also were made. Few cultural remains were encountered, none diagnostic of a particular prehistoric period. One site, 41BX1259, was recorded at the planned location of the treatment plant. CAR determined that no significant cultural resources would be affected by construction of the intake facility or pipeline and therefore recommends that the project sponsor be allowed to proceed as planned.
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