Watershed Boundary Dataset, 2-Digit Hydrologic Units

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The 2-Digit Hydrologic Units, a component of the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), depict the major water resource regions of the United States. A water resource region is the first level of classification used by the United States Geological Survey to divide and sub-divide the United States into successively smaller hydrologic units. This first level of classification divides the United States into 22 major geographic areas, or regions. These geographic areas contain either the drainage area of a major river or the combined drainage areas of a series of rivers.