Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR)---A hydrography framework for the Nation

June 23, 2020

Reliable and accurate high-resolution mapping of the Nation’s waters are critical inputs to models and decision support systems used to predict risk and enable response to impacts on water resources. It is necessary to know where the water is and how it relates to features beyond the stream network like forests, cities, and infrastructure. An up-to-date, high-resolution national hydrography framework is required for modeling the occurrence of water and to provide the ability to connect detailed information from the surrounding landscape to the stream network. To support this, the U.S. Geological Survey is developing NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR), the next generation of NHDPlus using updated, high-resolution datasets to create a modern, scalable, and openly accessible hydrography framework for the inland waters of the Nation.

Publication Year 2020
Title NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR)---A hydrography framework for the Nation
DOI 10.3133/fs20203033
Authors Susan G. Buto, Rebecca Anderson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2020-3033
Index ID fs20203033
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Geospatial Program