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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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    Joan Y.
    United States United States

    Perfect gift!

    We ordered the canvas USA map for our son who is getting his PhD in Hydrology. He loves it! Thank you so much

    Kelsie L.
    United States United States


    It is awesome! It was a gift for my partner for his new office and it was better than I expected and he loves it as well. Thank you!

    Alexander E.
    United States United States

    Water is life!

    The quality of the map is great! I did not purchase a frame at the same time due to the cost. I have only looked around a little, but so far it has not been easy to find a decent frame that fits the 24 x 30 '' map.

    Farron K.
    United States United States

    Hydrological map

    I have been looking for one of these maps ever since I saw one at REI. I have been unable to find one even online. When I saw one on Muir Way I was really excited. I ordered it and when it arrived I was very pleased it was printed on quality heavy paper ready for framing. It is going to hang in our living room. I never tire of looking at it.

    Eric E.
    United States United States

    I've loved this map, now I own it

    Frankly seeing this map has always been the highlight of going to our local REI in Bend, OR. Seriously, I think I sometimes went browsing for stuff I didn't need, bought nothing, just to look at this map. REI staff told me it was sold by Muir Way and after too many years of loving seeing it, I took the plunge and bought it. I opted for canvas variety, which was more expensive, and while I was worried definition couldn't possibly be as good on paper as I had seen, I found 4+ reviews that said detail on canvas was great. I have to say, the large format canvas of this map is stunning. I can't stress enough, if you love maps, this is one to get.