Hanover’s largest watershed
Mink Brook drains Hanover’s largest watershed, where the brook gathers the flow from 18 1/2 square miles. Rain and snow falling on the west slopes of Moose Mountain, the Etna valley, and Greensboro area flow through Mink Brook through the preserve to the Connecticut River. Today, much of the watershed is forested, including the preserve, but it was not always so.
Aerial photograph of Hanover. Jim Stone’s barn and fields (on the land that is now Mink Brook Nature Preserve) can be seen at the bottom of the photograph and Baker Tower appears at upper left. Blue dots trace the path of Mink Brook.
Image on file in Dartmouth College Special Collections at Rauner Library, circa 1938 by the US Army Air Corps.
And in 2009…
Aerial photograph of Hanover. Mink Brook Nature Preserve is in the lower portion of the photograph and Baker Tower appears at upper left.
Image retrieved from Google Earth, May 2009.