California Hydrological Map


California Hydrological Map

Water is literally the lifeblood of any state. If you’re drawn to water, you know that how and where it flows tells the story of a place. Our California Hydrological Map shows in fascinating detail how the state’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 state—even intermittent streams—and every body of water with a diameter greater than .2 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.

  • 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 (Does not include frame)-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. Order your maps on archival paper if you intend to frame them.
    Click here to learn about our Thin Wood Frames.

    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 onto a 1.5-inch-thick wood frame.


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Brett P.
United States

Perfect gift for anyone interested

Perfect gift for anyone interested in geology

L B.
United States

California Hydrological Map

The map was delivered promptly and in a sturdy mail tube ensuring it’s perfect condition. The print is just beautiful and is now matted and framed and is getting many compliments! I am very pleased with this product and service and will be back for more!

Colin H.
United States


Exactly what I was hoping for, and printed on some high quality paper with good texture and the print is very nice. The title was at the top center instead of over to the right side as depicted, but that was less interesting than then print itself, I'll probably put a mat over that or have it trimmed. Couldn't be happier

Manon v.
United States

Beautiful map!

This map is a beautiful representation of the state’s hydrology. Both artistic, instructive, and geographically accurate, it is a great addition to my home. The delivery was quick and easy.

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Anina M.
United States

California Hydrology Map

Muir Way is fantastic! The hydrology maps are so well done and beautiful. Everything with the ordering was easy and fast and I always appreciate a handwritten thank you on the shipping receipt!