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Classification of waterway section in National Hydrography Dataset Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Used on these elements
use on nodes unspecifieduse on ways unspecifieduse on areas unspecifiedshould not be used on relations
Status: deprecated


National Hydrography Dataset ftype classifies a section of waterway. Appearance in OSM is result of NHD imports.

Keeping this tag in OSM is dubious as it is a classification method of objects duplicating OSM classification. For example nhd:fcode=46003 means "intermittent stream". On waterway=stream with intermittent=yes is a pointless duplication. And on anything else it is confusing and also unnecessary.

See National Hydrography Dataset#Attribute to tag_mapping for equivalence assumed in some imports.

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