Accession Number : ADA311203

Title :   Intensive Archeological Reconnaissance Survey of Newly Exposed Shoreline Resulting from the Drawdown of Harlan County Lake, Harlan County, Nebraska.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1992,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS KANSAS CITY MO KANSAS CITY DISTRICT

Personal Author(s) : Dendy, John H.

PDF Url : ADA311203

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : From June to October 1992, an intensive reconnaissance survey of cultural resources exposed by a drawdown in lake elevation was conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District at Harlan County Lake, Harlan County Nebraska. The survey was conducted on the shoreline surrounding the lake west of Harlan County Dam and east of U.S. Highway 183. The purposes of this survey were: (1) to locate and identify archeological resources below the 1940' msl elevation on the shore exposed by a drawdown of the lake, (2)to assess the potential impact of erosional forces on those newly identified sites, and (3)to assess the impact of on-going erosional forces on sites already exposed by drawdown from 1945' msl to 1940' msl, surveyed in 1979, that might be further impacted by a drawdown of the lake to lower elevations, particularly those sites potentially eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRNP) . Evaluation of erosional impact on sites previously recorded between 1945' and 1940' msl was used to assess potential impact on any newly identified sites.

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, HYDROLOGY, GEOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SURVEYS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ELEVATION, HISTORIC SITES, ARTIFACTS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, VEGETATION, HABITATS, LAND USE, WILDLIFE, LAKES, EXCAVATION, SOIL TESTS, SHORES, BEACH EROSION, WATER EROSION, NEBRASKA.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE