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USA Hydrological Map

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United States of America Hydrological Map

Water is literally the lifeblood of any country. If you’re drawn to water, you know that how and where it flows tells the story of a place. Our USA Hydrological Map shows in fascinating detail how the country’s rivers and streams flow and interconnect, merge and diverge, carrying life to the land. The flow of water also has an inherent aesthetic elegance that our map captures beautifully.

It’s all in the details. Our map depicts every river in the country—even intermittent streams—and every body of water with a diameter greater than 6 miles. For an extra aesthetic touch, we apply a method called the Strahler Stream Order to show the hierarchy of streams as they flow from their source—rivers are shown thicker as they acquire the flow of tributaries. We think it enhances a sense of the interconnectedness of our waterways.

In our Hydrology Series, you’ll not only find your favorite rivers and lakes, but you’ll also be able to trace their origins and outflow and appreciate the beauty of their connections.

The Black and Blue colors are 2nd Edition prints.
The Green color is 1st Edition prints.

  • Made in the USA

    We consider our maps to be works of art, so we print and frame them accordingly. We offer two choices of print surfaces: fine-art archival paper and stretched canvas.

    Every map is custom printed. We have no inventory. Only when we receive your order do we produce your print on our 12-color giclée printer, using top-quality archival inks that will never fade.

    Fine Art Paper - Our archival paper is museum-quality, 100% cotton, acid-free, and certified to last 100 years. This assures sharp details, true colors, and exceptional durability. 

    Frames (w/ Fine Art Paper) - Our thin hardwood frames are handmade from real Maple or Walnut, not pressed wood with veneer. Fine Art Paper prints will come mounted behind a clear acrylic, with mounting hardware attached to it. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your frame to arrive.

    Canvas Gallery Wrap - If you prefer a frameless look, order your map on stretched canvas, which offers a bit more depth and texture. We use archival canvas, gallery-wrapped and varnished, stretched around a 1.5-inch-thick wood frame.

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    Drew C.
    United States United States
    Just as I Imagined

    The quality and detail of this print is amazing. I can see myself just standing in front of it and following rivers for years to come.

    Kim S.
    United States United States

    Beautifully rendered print on quality thick paper. Mesmerizing to have this view of our beautiful country. Powerfully thought provoking. I love it.

    A Muir Way Customer
    Zachary S.
    Canada Canada
    Amazing Gift

    I purchased this as a gift after initially coming across it on display in REI. The gift was very much appreciated and I was glad to be able to track it down after finding the initial inspiration at REI. Shipped and delivered promptly and displays well. Thanks again!

    James W.
    United States United States
    Awesome map!

    This map is awesome! I first saw it hanging in a REI and it seemed perfect for my partner who is a hydrologist. I ordered the 24x30 map in green, with the walnut frame. It is a great combination! The frame is really nice but also not too heavy. I know my partner will love it! Really happy with my purchase.

    Scott Z.
    United States United States
    USA Hydro Map

    I ordered a map from here and the quality is fantastic! I’m really excited about this! My address often trips up mailing systems. I had an email from MW right away asking me to confirm It and they were extremely kind and easy to work with. It was a great experience. My orders arrived fine and I will for sure be ordering more in the future!