A Proposal to Perform a Phase 1 Archaeological Survey of a Proposed Stream Restoration Project in Oldham County, KY

  • Ahler, Steven (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


not availableDescription of Project Area iT The project is known as the S.F. Curry Stream Restoration Project, and it involves restoration of a segment of the South Fork of Currys Fork that is about 800 meters in length. The project area is located at elevations ranging from of about 730 to 750 feet AMSL The main portion of the project area will involve reloöation of this segment of the South Fork of Cunys Fork and re-establishment of a moderate- sinuosity channel that approximates early historic stream conditions, prior to stream channelization. Another aspect of the project involves similar re-establishment of moderate stream sinuosity in a 300- meter segment of a tributary stream valley that trends to the south near the eastern end of the South Fork of Cunys Fork project area. Two earthen dams and associated ponds had been created in this tributary valley, but they are now drained. A third aspect of the project involves re-establishment of high-sinuosity channels in the lower portions of several small tributary streams and creation of high~sinuosity overflow channels through segments of the South Fork of Curry Fork flood plain. , parcel that will serve as a parking lot and boat ramp access to the Kentucky River. As a result of these proposed actions, the flood plain of the South Fork of Currys Fork and adjacent tributary streams will be severely modified, and considerable amounts of sediment will be moved. The proposed archaeological survey is designed to determine if cultural resources will be affected by these proposed drainage pattern alterations. Due to the presence of flood plain and low terrace landforms in the project area, shovel testing and deep augering will be necessary. The total project area is about 16.5 acres (6.7 ha) in extent.)
Effective start/end date3/10/097/30/09


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