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Authors

Terry Burgess

Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

In January 2015, TAS Inc. conducted a pedestrian survey of two proposed pipelines in northern Crockett and southern Reagan counties. The U22-19Aer pipeline right-of-way (ROW) would run in a generally SE-NW direction for .714 miles (1.149 km), covering 6.49 acres, and the U47-2Aer ROW generally SW-NE for 2.34 miles (3.83 km), covering 21.27 acres. These pipelines would converge at a facility in SE Reagan County. The proposed ROWs cross University Lands Block 48, Sections 22, 23, and 24, and Block 47, Section 2. The proposed pipelines are approximately 10 mi (16 km) southeast of the town of Big Lake. The survey was sponsored by Big Lake Gas Plant, L.P. as part of their permitting process to install two pipelines across University Lands and was authorized by Texas Antiquities Permit 7120, Jeff Turpin, Principal Investigator. The survey area consists of upland mesquite and scrub flats crossing the upper stretches of Howard Draw, and just touching the "headwaters" of Tepee Draw. No evidence of significant historic or prehistoric occupation or use was found by thorough examination of the 75-ft wide ROWs. Therefore, cultural resources do not present an obstacle to the installation of the proposed pipelines.

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