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The National Atlas Streamer, An Angler’s New Favorite Resource

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Ever used the National Atlas Streamer on a fishing trip? You will after checking it out.

NationalAtlas.gov has an exciting feature sure to be of benefit to any fisherman, as well as those with a keen interest in kayaking, canoeing, and our nation’s lakes and rivers.

Developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Streamer is an exciting and innovative way to not only learn about but to visualize water flow across the United States.

With their tracking option, you can track a major body of water traveling upstream or downstream, either from their source or through to the outlet.

With a scale of 1:1,000,000, Streamer allows for an incredibly precise tracking system. Simply mouse in or out, as you would for Google maps, to zoom in or out on a particular body of water.

Click on that body of water to highlight it, and from there you can trace it. The trace report option tells you not only the name of the body of water, but also its latitude and longitude, outlet, stream gages, length, elevation, states and cities it passes through, and the population thereof.

Once you have created this report, you can then print it and a map for future reference.

This is truly a great feature that all fisherman or watergoers would be wise to take advantage of!

Have you ever used Streamer? If so, what did you use it for?

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The National Atlas Streamer, An Angler’s New Favorite Resource