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Authors

Rachel Feit

Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

This report presents the results of an archeological survey of a proposed detention basin and outflow structures along Cypress Creek in Harris County, Texas. The project was sponsored by the Harris County Municipal Utility District (MUD) 502, and required consultation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. This necessitated compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) and the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT). Acacia Heritage Consulting conducted the archeological survey under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 8932. The survey involved visual inspection and subsurface testing in the form of 10 shovel tests and 4 backhoe trenches. Archeologists documented no artifacts or cultural material in any of the subsurface tests. No cultural material was observed on the surface either. Approximately one third of the project area was previously disturbed from vegetation clearing and soil borrowing, possibly to create an expedient flood detention basin. This report recommends that no further archeological work is warranted prior to construction of the Towne Lake detention basin and outfall. No artifacts were collected. All notes and records will be curated at the Center for Archaeological Studies in San Marcos

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