Data News Item: Watershed Boundary Dataset, 4-Digit Hydrologic Units

The 4-Digit Hydrologic Units, a component of the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), depict the second level hydrologic subdivision of the United States. A 4-digit hydrologic unit includes the area drained by a river system, a reach of a river and its tributaries in that reach, a closed basin(s), or a group of streams forming a coastal drainage area. There are 240 4-digit hydrololgic units with an average size of 17,521 square miles (45,378 sq. km.).

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