Map Monday: River Basins of America

In a departure from transit and housing, today we present a map created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej. This map shows the massive expanse of river basins across the United States, especially those which feed the Mississippi River.

America's river basins

The rivers that feed the Mississippi are in hot pink.

For those looking for high ground as we start to flood this spring, there is also an elevation map that includes some river data. We know several midwestern states are already in trouble, and the rest of March is not going to be great:

Elevation Map of the US

Both of these maps give clues to flow-through and land that will end up underwater as global climate change accelerates. Minnesota is likely to stay mostly land-mass, but as such it becomes a target for those people whose land will be gone.

About Julie Kosbab

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005, and is no longer lonely in that calling. A past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association, she has 2 children and a garage full of bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, or read her (seldom updated) blog at Ride Boldly!