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 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 (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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Janet H.
United States

The Body of Our Country

It is so amazing to see the veins of our water system highlighted in such a beautiful way. You can see how the earth is truly an organic system like our human bodies, only on a massive scale. Humbling and inspiring at the same time. Thank you Muir Way for sharing.

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Aisha F.
United States


We love our new US Hydrological map!

Jared M.
United States

Beautiful hydrological map

Great quality print, fast shipping. Used a local frame store as frame colors weren’t what I wanted, however framing price on the site is comparable. Highly recommend!

Carrie B.
United States

USA Hydrological Map

I had seen the map on the internet and was really impressed with it. When I saw that it could be purchased from Muir Way, I bought it for my 8 year old grandson as a "keepsake" birthday present. The quality of the print was excellent. It was a plus that some of the purchase price would go to the Sierra Club.

Nick C.
United States

Water cool map!

Had high expectation and didn’t disappoint. Went with the fine print paper and even frame store noted the quality. Looks amazing! Can’t wait to hang it on the wall.