Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory is a long term ecological research site (LTER) located in the southern Appalachians of western North Carolina.
35 03' N 83 25'W
Area: 1626 ha
Mean monthly temperatures: 5C - 20C
Avg Precipitation/ year: 1900 mm
Soils: Ultisols and Inceptisols
Soils Depth: 7m
Copper Branch (WS1)
Area: 16 ha
First Record: 06/13/1934
Vegetation: Prescribed burned in 1942, pesticides in 1954, burned in 1956. White pine planted in 1957.
Shope Branch (WS2)
Area: 12 ha
First Record: 06/22/1934
Mean Annual Precipitation: 1770mm
Vegetation: Mixed hardwoods (second growth oak-hickory)