An Archeological Overview and Management Plan for the Coosa River Storage Annex, Talladega County, Alabama.
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The Coosa River Storage Annex, located in east central Alabama in Talladega County, is comprised of 2834 acres. The facility is a government-owned operation under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Army Depot System DESCOM, a DARCOM sub-command. Its primary mission is the storage of ammunitions. The facility occupies well-drained upland terrain composed of rolling land, low hills, and valleys within the Ridge and Valley province of the Appalachian Highlands in the west, and the eastern part lies in the Piedmont. The topography ranges from narrow floodplains and associated terraces along tributary streams to ridges and steep slopes. Vegetation today is primarily oak-pine forest. A review of the known and potential archeological resources of the Coosa River Storage Annex indicates that there is little likelihood that significant prehistoric or historic materials will be found at the higher elevations and within strongly acid soils, but such resources may be associated with some of the lower river terraces. There have been no previous archeological surveys conducted on the facility, and there are no sites listed on or determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. It is recommended that further archival and field inventory be completed for the facility, for the development of a Historic Preservation Plan, and for any ground-disturbing project-specific compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and related statutes. Resource management.
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