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An Archaeological Survey of the Wallace Dam Tailrace

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This report will present the results of' an archaeological survey of Georgia Power Company’s Wallace Darn Tailrace in Hancock and Putnam Counties, Georgia. The purpose of the survey was to identify any archaeological sites that might be impacted by construction measures and to determine their eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Wallace Dam Tailrace will extend downstream from the dam for a distance of over six kilometers into the existing backwaters of Lake Sinclair. Proposed construe construction measures call for the excavation of 5433 acre-feet from the channel. These spoils will then be deposited in eight deposition areas along the channel. The excavation for the most part will be within the bounds of Lake Sinclair. An exception to this is that portion of the Tailrace north of Georgia Highway 16 where the excavation will cover about one kilometer of dry land.