USGS National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter

Read about the latest information on the National Hydrography Dataset, Watershed Boundary Dataset, and NHDPlus High Resolution, including recent developments. Topics include dataset updates, tips & tricks, upcoming training and meetings, general announcements, and the photo and quiz of the month! Join the Hydrography Community Communications Call by signing up for the newsletter. 



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September 22, 2021

National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter July/August - Vol. 20 | Issue 7/8

Welcome Readers,

We have big news in this issue with the retirement of Al Rea - he will be missed!

Have something you'd like to share in the newsletter? Email Becci Anderson (

Join the Hydrography Community Call by subscribing to the newsletter. Past recordings are available on the USGS YouTube Channel NHD Playlist and follow The National Map on Twitter - @USGSTNM

July 9, 2021

National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter May/June - Vol. 20 | Issue 5/6

Welcome Readers!

This month join NSGIC on July 21 from 3-4pm ET for the monthly Elevation-Derived Hydrography forum! Register at

Join the Hydrography Community Call by subscribing to the newsletter. Past recordings are available on the USGS YouTube Channel NHD Playlist and follow The National Map on Twitter - @USGSTNM


April 15, 2021

National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter March/April 2021 - Vol. 20 | Issue 3/4

We're excited to share information on new open-source projects using NHDPlus datasets, as well as general updates. Also, please see important information on necessary data check-ins for stewards, updating tools to ArcGIS 10.7.1 versions, and errors in NHD downloadable datasets in March (including how to get corrected data!).

~ Enjoy!

February 24, 2021

National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter Jan/Feb 2021 - Vol. 20 | Issue 1/2

In 2021, we celebrate 20 years of NHD Newsletters! Read more about this and other happenings below.

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November 11, 2020

National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter Sept/Oct 2020 - Vol. 19 | Issue 9/10

Welcome to the September/October 2020 National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter. We have some exciting news about NHDPlus HR Beta in CONUS, as well as a fresh, new newsletter look and feel and listserv for managing subscriptions.


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Becci Anderson

National Hydrography Management and Planning Lead | Physical Scientist
4210 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-786-7042

Alan Rea, P.E.

Hydrologist and National Hydrography Co-Lead
230 Collins Road
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: 208-387-1323

Drew Decker

National Map Liaison AZ, HI, Southern CA, Pacific Basin
4165 Spruance Road
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-225-6430
Fax: 619-225-6101

Steve Aichele

User Engagement Chief (Acting) and UE Hydrography Focus Area Coordinator
215 Limekiln Road
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Phone: 717-730-6949
Fax: 717-730-6997

Karen F Adkins

Senior Hydrography Project Lead
W 6th Ave Kipling St
Lakewood, CO 80225
Phone: 303-202-4394

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