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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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Donna P.
United States United States

Great service & excellent product!

My husband is a civil engineer, so he loved the blue USA Hydrological Map. It was the perfect gift for his office! The first large framed print was damaged in shipping. But Jared responded immediately to provide a replacement, and it arrived by Christmas in perfect condition. I’m very pleased with the print and the excellent service. Than you!

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Andrea M.
United States United States


I ordered two maps from Muir Way as Christmas gifts. I ordered them maybe a week before the holiday, and -- amazingly -- they still arrived before Christmas eve! And they were just beautiful -- really such high quality and both ended up being a crazy hit with their recipients. I can't wait to buy another! You guys do an amazing job -- thank you so much!

Laurie T.
United States United States

My husband loves it. He's

My husband loves it. He's a cartographer.

Becki G.
United States United States

Love the surf blue color

As much as the item made for a perfect gift idea, the delivery service damaged the frame. Muir Way provided great customer service and they offered to get us a replacement and they paid return shipping for the damaged one. We haven't received the new one yet, but we look forward to hanging it in our home and being inspired to get out and explore our precious waterways.

Jennifer S.
United States United States

great poster!

Quality of the paper and the print itself are great. It was a gift for my sister who does river restoration work and she loves it.