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Hydrographic Features of the United States
Entry ID: UTC_hydrography

Abstract: The data set portrays the polygon and line water features of the United States,
Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The file was produced by joining the
individual State hydrographic layers from the 1:2,000,000- scale Digital Line
Graph (DLG) data produced by the USGS. This is a revised version of the March
1999 data set.

These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national
level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed
at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed
by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 17.0   E: -64.0   W: -177.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Hydrographic Features of the United States
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: maps
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000278 decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000278 decimal degrees
Quality The data set was checked for topological consistency using the Arc/INFO command
BUILD. No other checks for logical consistency were performed on this data

This data set includes hydrography for all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.
Virgin Islands. Data completeness generally reflects the content of the
original DLG files.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and
(or) the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from
these data.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
National Geospatial Programs Office, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: atlasmail at
Contact Address:
National Atlas
U.S. Geological Survey
508 National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA

Data Center Personnel
Fax: 303-202-4742
Email: sponce at
Contact Address:
Box 25046, Denver Federal Center Mail Stop 150
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Phone: 703-648-5094
Email: atlasmail at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
561 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-04-30