River Maps: Great Basin

This map features the major watersheds of the Great Basin. None of them outlet to the sea, but instead end up in small lakes or just trickle off into nothing, often the result of being drained down to nothing for irrigation (or being diverted hundreds of miles away to permit Los Angeles to sustain a population far greater than its environment is capable of). The vast spaces between bothered me, visually, at first, but now I like how they give a sense of oases of population in the deserts.

This map features the following rivers, creeks, forks (etc.): Bear, Malad & Little Malad, Sevier, Beaver, San Pitch, Humboldt, Reese, Quinn, Truckee, Carson, Owens, Amargosa, Kern, Mojave, Whitewater, New.

Click to purchase a 20″ x 30″ print.
Click to download a free PDF, which you may use according to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

If you wish, you can pay me what you think my work is worth: click here to donate via PayPal.

10% of the profits I earn from the sale of prints will be donated to organizations that protect and restore some of the watersheds seen in this river map series.

Important: Zazzle, the company which does my prints, will let you shrink the map down from the original size if you ask, but I cannot guarantee it will look good if you do.

Sample Images

Click to view PDF

Click to purchase a 20″ x 30″ print.

3 responses to “River Maps: Great Basin

  1. A.S. 28th December, 2011 at 17:38

    Very nice – but I can’t figure why you decided to include the Sevier but not the Jordan?

  2. boonie 18th January, 2012 at 14:52

    oops! Error message: File not found – the PDF is not available for this map

    • Daniel Huffman 18th January, 2012 at 15:08

      Looks to be back up now — I think it may have been a temporary problem with WordPress.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 92 other followers

%d bloggers like this: