Tioga Downs Wastewater Improvements

Larson Design Group, Inc. and Tioga Downs
Tioga County, New York

In support of proposed wastewater management improvements at Tioga Downs Raceway in the Southern Tier of New York State, EDR undertook Phase 1A/1B and Phase 2 archeological investigations at the site of a proposed wastewater treatment facility and 0.5-mile water line. The archeological investigations were conducted to satisfy State Historic Preservation (SHPO) consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act triggered by U.S. Army Corps review of a wetland permit application. The archeological investigations were conducted in 2010-2011 and included Phase 1A background historical research, a Phase 1B shovel testing survey, and a Phase 2 site evaluation of a prehistoric Native American archeological site. The results of the archeological work indicated that the site was previously disturbed, not archeologically significant, and that the proposed project would not result in adverse impact on archeological resources. In addition, the project is significant in the history of our firm as it was the first archeological project undertaken and successfully completed by EDR’s cultural resources division.