Downloads (subsets of) catchment characteristics from a cloud data store. See get_characteristics_metadata for available characteristics.

Source: Wieczorek, M.E., Jackson, S.E., and Schwarz, G.E., 2018, Select Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Network Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States (ver. 3.0, January 2021): U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/F7765D7V .

get_catchment_characteristics(varname, ids, reference_fabric = "nhdplusv2")



character vector of desired variables. If repeated varnames are provided, they will be downloaded once but duplicated in the output.


numeric vector of identifiers (comids) from the specified fabric


(not used) will be used to allow future specification of alternate reference fabrics


# \donttest{
  get_catchment_characteristics("CAT_BFI", c(5329343, 5329427))
#>    characteristic_id   comid characteristic_value percent_nodata
#> 1:           CAT_BFI 5329343                27.76              0
#> 2:           CAT_BFI 5329427                24.49              0
# }