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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Robert H.
United States

USA Hydrological Map

I purchased a USA Hydrological Map for my daughter for Christmas, 2018. She first saw a similar one displayed at REI. I admit I did hesitate at the price, and called Muir Way to ask some questions about the map as I had not seen one in person. The man I spoke with chatted easily with me, answering my questions and helping me think through the options of size and color. I purchased the 30'x40' map in green on paper as a special treat, as my daughter is a Civil Engineering student at the University of Illinois pursuing a career in water. I would not hesitate to buy another map from Muir Way in the future, and will not hesitate at the cost. The detail of the waterways, the quality of the paper, and the intensity of the color make the map spectacular. Kathy

Troy E.
United States

USA Hydrological Map purchased from Muir Way

We purchased this map as a gift for our son who works in outdoor education. He was thrilled to receive it and was very impressed with the detail and quality. Muir Way was reliable and easy to order from. We certainly would recommend them and will do business with them again.

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.