HydroSHEDS Core Data Downloads

This page provides downloads for HydroSHEDS core data products. More information about the HydroSHEDS data products can be found on our products page.

This page currently provides downloads for the latest version 1.1 of HydroSHEDS, and will be updated when data from the upcoming HydroSHEDS v2 is released.

Data format and layers

HydroSHEDS core layers are distributed in GeoTIFF format in resolutions from 3 arc-seconds to 6 arc-minutes. For details regarding the HydroSHEDS core products, please consult the HydroSHEDS Technical Documentation.

All products at a resolution of 15 arc-seconds or coarser are available either as continental tiles or in full global coverage.

The 3 arc-second layers are available as 10x10 degree tiles or as continental tiles. All 10x10 degree tiles are named with a 7-digit identifier based on the coordinates of their lower-left (southwest) corner.

Note for users of version 1.0 (now obsolete): legacy users requiring HydroSHEDS data in the former BIL or GRID formats offered in version 1.0 can access our legacy archive here.

Downloads

The following tabs provide data downloads for the different HydroSHEDS core layers at resolutions of 3, 15, or 30 arc-seconds (3s, 15s, 30s), or at 5 or 6 arc-minutes (5m, 6m).

This tab provides the void-filled digital elevation model underpinning HydroSHEDS v1. The following table provides links to download continental and global tiles at 3s, 15s, and 30s resolutions. Below the table, data in 3s resolution can also be downloaded in individual 10x10 degree tiles.

Void-filled DEM Continental and global downloads
Extent Resolution File size Link
Africa3s3525MBDownload
Asia3s4800MBDownload
Australasia3s1587MBDownload
Europe and Middle East3s2448MBDownload
North and Central America3s2847MBDownload
South America3s2478MBDownload
Africa15s171MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)15s76MBDownload
Asia15s171MBDownload
Australasia15s74MBDownload
Europe and Middle East15s153MBDownload
Greenland15s31MBDownload
North and Central America15s133MBDownload
South America15s116MBDownload
Siberia15s143MBDownload
Global15s1048MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)30s25MBDownload
Africa30s48MBDownload
Asia30s47MBDownload
Australasia30s21MBDownload
Europe and Middle East30s44MBDownload
Greenland30s11MBDownload
North and Central America30s37MBDownload
South America30s32MBDownload
Siberia30s45MBDownload
Global30s306MBDownload

The following tree contains 10x10 degree tiles for download, grouped by continent. Find the tile within its respective continent's folder, and then click on each tile name to download that tile.


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This tab provides the hydrologically conditioned digital elevation model underpinning HydroSHEDS v1. The following table provides links to download continental and global tiles at 3s, 15s, and 30s resolutions. Below the table, data in 3s resolution can also be downloaded in individual 10x10 degree tiles.

Hydrologically conditioned DEM Continental and global downloads
Extent Resolution File size Link
Africa3s3156MBDownload
Asia3s4555MBDownload
Australasia3s1458MBDownload
Europe and Middle East3s2286MBDownload
North and Central America3s2705MBDownload
South America3s2300MBDownload

The following tree contains 10x10 degree tiles for download, grouped by continent. Find the tile within its respective continent's folder, and then click on each tile name to download that tile.


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This tab provides the HydroSHEDS flow directions grids. The following table provides links to download continental and global tiles at 3s, 15s, 30s, 5m, and 6m resolutions. Below the table, data in 3s resolution can also be downloaded in individual 10x10 degree tiles.

Flow Directions Continental and global downloads
Extent Resolution File size Link
Africa3s1321MBDownload
Asia3s1335MBDownload
Australasia3s617MBDownload
Europe and Middle East3s821MBDownload
North and Central America3s918MBDownload
South America3s816MBDownload
Africa15s56MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)15s23MBDownload
Asia15s46MBDownload
Australasia15s26MBDownload
Europe and Middle East15s47MBDownload
Greenland15s7MBDownload
North and Central America15s39MBDownload
South America15s35MBDownload
Siberia15s41MBDownload
Global15s308MBDownload
Africa30s15MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)30s7MBDownload
Asia30s12MBDownload
Australasia30s7MBDownload
Europe and Middle East30s13MBDownload
Greenland30s2MBDownload
North and Central America30s10MBDownload
South America30s9MBDownload
Siberia30s11MBDownload
Global30s83MBDownload
Global5m1MBDownload
Global6m1MBDownload

The following tree contains 10x10 degree tiles for download, grouped by continent. Find the tile within its respective continent's folder, and then click on each tile name to download that tile.


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This tab provides the HydroSHEDS flow accumulation grids. The following tables provide links to download continental and global tiles at 3s, 15s, and 30s resolutions. Flow accumulations are available as number of accumulated grid cells (ACC) or as accumulated upstream area in hectares (ACA; only available at 15s resolution). Below the tables, data in 3s resolution can also be downloaded in individual 10x10 degree tiles.

Flow accumulation (ACC) grids Continental and global downloads
Extent Resolution File size Link
Africa3s3383MBDownload
Asia3s2944MBDownload
Australasia3s1511MBDownload
Europe and Middle East3s2012MBDownload
North and Central America3s2413MBDownload
South America3s2103MBDownload
Africa15s130MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)15s78MBDownload
Asia15s109MBDownload
Australasia15s58MBDownload
Europe and Middle East15s119MBDownload
Greenland15s49MBDownload
North and Central America15s92MBDownload
South America15s79MBDownload
Siberia15s124MBDownload
Global15s818MBDownload
Africa30s32MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)30s19MBDownload
Asia30s27MBDownload
Australasia30s15MBDownload
Europe and Middle East30s29MBDownload
Greenland30s13MBDownload
North and Central America30s23MBDownload
South America30s20MBDownload
Siberia30s30MBDownload
Global30s206MBDownload
Accumulated area (ACA) grids Continental and global downloads
Extent Resolution File size Link
Africa15s143MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)15s86MBDownload
Asia15s121MBDownload
Australasia15s63MBDownload
Europe and Middle East15s132MBDownload
Global15s904MBDownload
Greenland15s55MBDownload
North and Central America15s102MBDownload
South America15s87MBDownload
Siberia15s136MBDownload

The following tree contains 10x10 degree tiles for download, grouped by continent. Find the tile within its respective continent's folder, and then click on each tile name to download that tile. Note that only the number of accumulated grid cells (ACC) data are available at this resolution.


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This tab provides the HydroSHEDS flow length grids at 15s resolution. Flow lengths are available as the distance (in meters) from the furthest river source in upstream direction (LUP) or as the distance (in meters) from the final pour point of the river in downstream direction, i.e., at the ocean or an inland sink (LDN).

Flow length upstream Continental and global downloads
Extent Resolution File size Link
Africa15s170MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)15s114MBDownload
Asia15s151MBDownload
Australasia15s76MBDownload
Europe and Middle East15s167MBDownload
Greenland15s66MBDownload
North and Central America15s129MBDownload
South America15s101MBDownload
Siberia15s175MBDownload
Global15s1128MBDownload
Flow length downstream Continental and global downloads
Extent Resolution File size Link
Africa15s402MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)15s201MBDownload
Asia15s340MBDownload
Australasia15s160MBDownload
Europe and Middle East15s355MBDownload
Greenland15s95MBDownload
North and Central America15s287MBDownload
South America15s241MBDownload
Siberia15s360MBDownload
Global15s2421MBDownload
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This tab provides the HydroSHEDS land mask grids. The following table provides links to download continental and global tiles at at 3s, 15s, 30s, 5m, and 6m resolutions. Below the table, data in 3s resolution can also be downloaded in individual 10x10 degree tiles.

Land mask Continental and global downloads
Extent Resolution File size Link
Africa3s133MBDownload
Asia3s164MBDownload
Australasia3s172MBDownload
Europe and Middle East3s97MBDownload
North and Central America3s128MBDownload
South America3s118MBDownload
Africa15s5MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)15s5MBDownload
Asia15s6MBDownload
Australasia15s7MBDownload
Europe and Middle East15s7MBDownload
Greenland15s2MBDownload
North and Central America15s5MBDownload
South America15s5MBDownload
Siberia15s5MBDownload
Global15s45MBDownload
Africa30s2MBDownload
Arctic (northern Canada)30s2MBDownload
Asia30s2MBDownload
Australasia30s2MBDownload
Europe and Middle East30s2MBDownload
Greenland30s1MBDownload
North and Central America30s2MBDownload
South America30s2MBDownload
Siberia30s2MBDownload
Global30s14MBDownload
Global5m1MBDownload
Global6m1MBDownload

The following tree contains 10x10 degree tiles for download, grouped by continent. Find the tile within its respective continent's folder, and then click on each tile name to download that tile.


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