“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Otto in Macon County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory Marker
Inscription. The 4015-acre basin below has been a world-famous forest and water laboratory since 1933. Here, a variety of forest cutting experiments have increased flow of pure water by almost a half million gallons per acre per year without increasing soil erosion or flooding. These classic experiments have shown that the forest ecosystem can be managed without ruining the priceless water it produces. Research continues to learn how these forests can best be managed to serve the public’s water, timber, wildlife and recreation needs. US Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Southern Research Station.
Location. 35° 3.154′ N, 83° 28.649′ W. Marker is near Otto, North Carolina, in Macon County. Marker can be reached from National Forest Road (at milepost 1,110). Click for map. Sign is on the top of Albert Mountain (elev. 5200), near the firetower along the Appalachian Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Otto NC 28763, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee Victory (approx. 5.3 miles away); Cherokee Defeat (approx. 5.8 miles away); Rabun Gap – Nacoochee School (approx. 8 miles away in Georgia); Brig·Gen·Francis·S·Bartow·C·S·A·
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, April 21, 2007
2. Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory Marker
(approx. 8.3 miles away in Georgia); Memorial Lands and Cottages (approx. 8.6 miles away in Georgia but has been reported missing); York House Inn (approx. 9.6 miles away in Georgia); Thomas's Legion (approx. 10.4 miles away); Macon County Confederate Memorial (approx. 10.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Otto.
Additional keywords. Albert Mountain, firetower, Appalachain Trail
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNatural Resources
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