Accession Number:

ADA101745

Title:

Archeological Monitoring and Shoreline Reconnaissance at the Travis 2 Site, 39WW15, Oahe Reservoir, South Dakota.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 22 May-31 Oct 78,

Corporate Author:

NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A field crew was stationed in Mobridge, South Dakota, to monitor the Travis 2 archeological site which was undergoing erosion at the shore of the Oahe Reservoir. The purpose of the project was to develop recommendations for future mitigation at the site. Detailed mapping and coring revealed that although a significant amount of erosion has occurred, the mitigative situation now facing the Army Corps of Engineers is little changed from that in 1976 when the site was last evaluated. Two mitigative alternatives are presently open for consideration 1 major salvage excavations could occur, ideally in the fall immediately following reservoir drawdown. Current high pool elevation and heavy snow conditions suggest, however, that major salvage excavation will be unfeasible in 1979 and 2 the site could be stabilized through a massive construction program in the early spring of 1979 while the ground is still frozen, and before the cycle of inudation. If major stabilization is impossible, the site will experience another cycle of reservoir erosion and another period of monitoring will be necessary.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE