Here’s a new and different way to envision a watershed. Cartographer Daniel Huffman makes maps of river systems in a style usually associated with subway maps. His map of the Mississippi River system of course includes the St. Croix, in what would be the beginning of the line:
Huffman says about the project:
I wanted to create a series of maps that gives people a new way to look at rivers: a much more modern, urban type of portrayal. So I turned to the style of urban transit maps pioneered by Harry Beck in the 1930s for the London Underground. Straight lines, 45º angles, simple geometry.