Our series of regional hydrological maps show the Water Resource Regions of the USA which is the first level of classification used by the USGS. Its purpose is to divide the US into smaller hydrologic units which are then subdivided. The 21 major Water Resource Regions contain the drainage area of either a major river or the combined drainage areas of a series of rivers.
Water is literally the lifeblood of our country. If you’re drawn to water, you know that how and where it flows tells the story of a place. The California Water Resource Region contains the drainages into the Pacific Ocean from within California as well as the drainages from the Great Basin that discharge into California. This map shows in fascinating detail how the 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 Water Resource Region—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.
We consider our maps to be works of art, so we print and frame them accordingly.
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- Museum-quality paper and inks assure sharp details, true colors, and exceptional durability. - Archival Paper and Inks - 100% cotton - OBA-Free and Acid-Free - Heavyweight 21.5 mil - Certified to last 100 years
Frames - Hardwood frames in Maple, Walnut, or Black-Stained Walnut, handmade to order for your fine art paper print. We send each print to a professional frame shop to be custom framed and are not eligible for return. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery. - Real Walnut, not veneer - 7/8 inch face and 1 1/2 inch depth - Acrylite glazing - Hanging wire installed
Canvas Wraps - Canvas stretched around an interior wooden frame. Custom made to order and are not eligible for return. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. - Textured canvas with satin finish - 1 1/2 inch depth - Hanging wire installed - Ready to hang
Every print is made to order in a timely manner and packaged with care.
Please allow the following times for your order to arrive within the USA:
Ground Shipping FREE on orders over $49 Paper Prints - 3 to 7 days Framed Prints - 3 to 4 weeks
I work for a water authority and have the Hydrological and Elevation prints displayed on my office wall. They are very detailed and beautiful. They have also received a lot compliments and interest from my co-workers. I plan to purchase another one in the near future.