USA Hydrological Map


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 Red and Green colors are 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 (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.

    Frame-Add a thin wood frame to your order and your Fine Art Paper print will come mounted.Click here to order

    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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Peter G.
United States


Beautifully detailed- recommend highly

Joseph G.
United States

Wonderful Gift

I purchased a copy of the USA Hydrological map as a gift for my father. He was blown away! After studying it several times, he had it laminated and framed. He shows it off to everyone who stops by. It is both beautiful and informative. A sure winner for any nature lover.

Olivia K.
United States

Hydro map of United states

I bought this map for my boyfriends for his birthday and it is amazing. First, it showed up within a few days of ordering it. Second, it is absolutely perfect and everything I expected! I will definitely be purchasing future gifts from here again.

Scott C.
United States


This map is gorgeous, and the folks at Muir way were really helpful. I accidentally entered the wrong address, but they fixed it for me right away. Thanks!

Robert M.
United States

US Hydrology map Joining not Dividing

I received the US Hydrology map as a gift and was encouraged by how the rivers crossing state boundaries, joined rather than divided the country. Following the mighty Missouri making its way to join the Mississippi and the Snake & Salmon rivers adding their might to the Columbia, ignoring the artificial boundaries of states. One nation crisscrossed by rivers rather than by red & blue designations.