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Welcome to News! National Hydrography involves a variety of community of users to understand our knowledge of surface water. Our foundational data is harnessed into insight by a wide range of decision-makers. Read up on what's happening to enable users to study the geography of water.

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National Hydrography Meetings and Trainings

Meetings and Trainings through May 2022

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NHD and WBD Now Available in GeoPackage Format

The USGS is excited to announce that the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) are now available in GeoPackage...

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New Versions of the NHD Update Tool and NHD Utilities Available

USGS is excited to announce the release of new versions of the NHD Update Tool and NHD Utilities!

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Welcome to Sue Buto as Hydrography Data Acquisition Lead!

We are excited to welcome Sue Buto as the Hydrography Data Acquisition Lead!

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HydroAdd – Linking Water Data to the Stream Network Has Never Been Easier

Users can now easily give their water data the equivalent of a street address on the stream network thanks to the new web-based USGS Hydrography...

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Release of Hydrography Addressing Tool for Federal Users

USGS is pleased to announce the initial release of the Hydrography Addressing Tool for Federal government users (see below for information on non...

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Updating the NHD Update Tool Training

USGS Partner Support updated the NHD Update Tool training in Spring 2020 to better serve student needs.

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Geopackage Format Coming Soon!

The USGS is excited to announce the release of the GeoPackage format for all downloadable products, including the NHD, WBD, and NHDPlus High...

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Changes Coming to NHDPlus HR Markups

Markups will no longer be collected directly for NHDPlus HR, and markup collection and processing workflows have been redesigned to focus on source...

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National Hydrography Meetings and Trainings

Meetings and Trainings through February 2022

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