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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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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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Downloadable Hydrography Products Folder Structure – Upcoming Changes

USGS is changing the folder structure of NHD and NHDPlus HR products that are available as downloadable products. Changes to the Staged Products...

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NHD 2.31 and WBD 2.31 Data Models Released – Note Case Changes

NHD 2.31 and WBD 2.31 data models have been released. Please note python code snippet changes.

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Compare Tool Retirement 

Vector Compare 2.0.0.1 will be retired from active maintenance in 2022, but will continue to be available without improvements at National Hydrography...

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Southeast Texas Flood Coordination Study (SETxFCS)

Southeast Texas has experienced flooding severe enough for presidential disaster declarations five times in the last six years.

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NHD Downloadable Products Issue

HU4 and HU8 level NHD downloadable products are regenerating more slowly than normal.

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