The Flatrock watershed is a 6,800-acre sandstone pavement barren located 8 miles from Miner Institute. The watershed consists of a series of reservoirs and small streams that was once the site of a hydroelectric project by William H. Miner at the turn of the century. Presently, it is primarily used for hydrology and ecology education and research with all major reservoir inlets and outlets continuously monitored. Dotted throughout the watershed are wells that are measured for water depth to aid in defining the hydrologic cycle. A solar powered classroom located behind the main dam facilitates education and research activities in the area.
For more information, contact Steve Kramer at (518) 846-7121, ext. 127.