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Cultural Resource Investigations At The Proposed Montgomery County Wastewwater Treatment Plant Montgomery County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
DESCO Environmental Consultants, LP conducted a cultural resource investigation on behalf of Imperial Promenade, Inc. on a privately owned 4.6 acre tract of land located on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Outlaw Pond Quadrangle 3095-124 in Montgomery County, Texas. The cultural resource investigation was conducted to meet Section 106 requirements as part of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) permitting process for a proposed wastewater treatment plant with a depth ranging from 36 (1 meter) to 48 inches (1.2 meters).
The project area consisted of a pine/mixed hardwood area located on a terrace of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.
A total of ten shovel tests were conducted on the property. Standard shovel testing was conducted in areas of potential effect not to exceeded 36 inches, supplemented by a power auger in the locations with an area of potential effect of up to 48 inches. Three shovel tests were extended to a depth of 48 inches using a power auger. All excavated fill was screened through ¼ inch hardware cloth. All of the investigations were negative and terminated in clay.
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