Map of ever river and stream drainage in the continental USA

2:42 p.m. on October 22, 2016 (EDT)
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A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States.

Created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej, a geographer and GIS analyst with a ‘lifelong passion for beautiful maps,’ it highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the country – in particular, those which feed the Mississippi River.

The map visualizes Strahler Stream Order Classification, the creator explains, with higher stream orders indicated as thicker lines.


12:02 p.m. on October 23, 2016 (EDT)
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I saw this too. Thanks for posting. I'll note how big the Mississippi drainage is, and still doesn't include the Canadian side.

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