Here’s a map of all rivers in the U.S. by Nelson Minar. It actually covers the lower 48 states and is pretty impressive at that scale. Plus you can zoom in.
Here you can see rivers running to the Gulf start all the way up in Pennsylvania.
Many rivers start in Georgia. Some go directly to the Atlantic, and many others go through Alabama or Florida to the Gulf of Mexico.
Now you can see the familiar lines of all the major WWALS rivers.
At Suwannee Basin scale the major creeks also start to appear.
Now we can see Suwanoochee Creek, Mud Creek and Grand Bay Creek, Cat Creek, and many others.
Oddly the Dead River doesn’t show up, although you can see where it is by the dent on the underlying terrain map.
You can see Ray’s Mill Pond on Beaverdam Creek running into Cat Creek and then the Withlacoochee River. The big lakes in the lower right are Banks Lake and Grand Bay, both on Grand Bay Creek, which goes through the Alapahoochee River to the Alapaha River.
There’s a very pronounced north-south divide in the middle of the swamp, with the Suwannee flowing to the west, the Satilla to the northeast, and the St Mary’s to the east.
Not a lot of detail around Fargo, maybe because it’s so swampy around there.
Here’s the area of the April 2016 WWALS Alapaha River Outing. Hotchkiss Road is near the top. US 84 is just north of Lake Alapaha, which you can see west of the Alapaha near the top. Mayday is near the last creek from the east. It’s hard to tell what’s what without man-made features such as roads, railroads, and towns.
So if you want large scale context, this other map is pretty useful. For detail, there are other methods, including the WWALS Water Trail maps. See also EPA MyWaters Mapper.
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