Toronto Chapter - Water Level Management on the Rainy River and Indirect Impacts to Archaeological Sites

  • March 21, 2018
  • 7:30 PM
  • 19 Russell Street, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, 2nd Floor Boardroom, Rm. 246

Speaker: Dr. Carla Parslow, Associate, Senior Archaeologist, Golder Associates

Topic: Water Level Management on the Rainy River and Indirect Impacts to Archaeological Sites

Research on water level management practices and their impacts to  archaeological sites along the Rainy River undertaken in 2015 ‐ 16 completed three main tasks: collecting data on known archaeological sites on the U.S. and Canadian sides of the river; integrating the data with results of the hydrologic/hydraulic analyses of the river; and determining and documenting how previous and current water level management conditions affect the archaeological sites on the river. Results show that water levels prescribed by current management strategies don’t directly impact the sites. However, there is observed erosion and cultural vulnerability of some sites. This erosion is the result of several factors that are indirectly influenced by water level management strategies.

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