Accession Number:

ADA229644

Title:

A Phase I Archaeological Survey of Proposed Barrier Islands, Navigation Pool 8, Upper Mississippi River

Descriptive Note:

Investigations rept. no. 101,

Corporate Author:

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGY CENTER LA CROSSE WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The portion of pool 8 on the Upper Mississippi River is primarily open water, and has been since the completion of lock and dam 8 at Genoa, WI. Remnant exposed landforms in these lower ends have been subjected to sever erosion due to unabated wave action. The destruction of these landforms has not only impacted potential cultural resources, but affected wildlife habitat in the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge. A program of creating barrier islands is intended to reduce wind and wave action at the lower ends of the navigation pools. A cultural resources survey of the area did not reveal any significant cultural activity. Therefore, no recommendations for additional cultural resources investigations in advance of construction of the pool 8 barrier islands are offered. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE