The Susquehanna River Basin is the second largest river basin east of the Mississippi River. This Watershed starts in the Cooperstown Area of New York State and flows south to Chesapeake Bay. The region in New York State is located to the south of Cooperstown and the south-eastern part of the Fingerlakes.
In New York State, it includes 4,520 square miles of land area, excluding the Chemung River Watershed. With 8,185 miles of freshwater rivers and streams as major tributary watersheds to the 148 miles of the Susquehanna River in New York State.
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|Slate in New York State
In the mid-1800's, Welsh immigrants brought their slate working experience to the northeastern US, starting what was to become a major industry in the New York / Vermont area. This 100% natural product is found in many colors including Semi-Weathering Grey/Green, Variegated Purple, Royal Purple, Mottled Green & Purple, Unfading Grey/Green, Black and Unfading Red. It is said that the only known deposit of true red slate in the world is located in Middle Granville NY. Slate is used for roofing, black boards, pool tables, walk ways, window sills, stone markers, fire places, flooring, decorative kitchen backs, countertops and much more.
Learn more about this long lasting material and the history behind the workers, families and communities by visiting the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, NY. ...>>