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User's guide for the national hydrography dataset plus (NHDPlus) high resolution

December 17, 2019

The National Hydrography Dataset Plus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR) is a scalable geospatial hydrography framework built from the High Resolution (1:24,000-scale or better) National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), nationally complete Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), and ⅓-arc-second (10-meter ground spacing) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) digital elevation model (DEM) data. The NHDPlus HR brings modeling and assessment to a local neighborhood level while nesting seamlessly into the national context.

NHDPlus HR is modeled after the highly successful NHDPlus version 2 (NHDPlus V2). Like the NHDPlus V2, the NHDPlus HR includes data for a nationally seamless network of stream reaches, elevation-based catchment areas, flow surfaces, and value-added attributes that enhance stream-network navigation, analysis, and data display. Users will find that the NHDPlus HR, however, provides much greater detail. This User’s Guide is intended to provide necessary information and guidance in the use of NHDPlus HR data.

Publication Year 2019
Title User's guide for the national hydrography dataset plus (NHDPlus) high resolution
DOI 10.3133/ofr20191096
Authors Richard B. Moore, Lucinda D. McKay, Alan H. Rea, Timothy R. Bondelid, Curtis V. Price, Thomas G. Dewald, Craig M. Johnston
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2019-1096
Index ID ofr20191096
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Geospatial Program