An Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey of the Proposed Channel Realignment Area at Big Stone-Whetstone Flood Control Project, Big Stone and Lac Qui Parle Counties, Minnesota.
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The project area is located along the upper Minnesota River. It is located southeast of Big Stone Lake and Ortonville, Minnesota in sections 16, 21, 22, and 27 Township 121N, Range 46W. The proposed channel realignment and associated spoilbanks are approximately 2 miles long with a right-of-way corridor of 500 feet. Survey methodologies included surface reconnaissance, shovel testing, rake testing, and cut bank planing. The combination of field methods utilized in various areas of the project were dependent upon varying field conditions. Surface reconnaissance was done at a 10 meter interval and shovel testing was done at a 15 meter interval. No artifactual material or cultural features were located within the project area as a result of the field investigation. Based upon the results of this survey, it appears that no archaeological sites will be altered, damaged, or destroyed as a result of construction activities.
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