River polygons from NHD

while working on fixing rivers in the US based on osm-river-basins I came across rivers, which are only existing as a area. So I’m going to add the river additional as a way. Though comparing the existing polygon it seems to me, they are not matching the actual riverbank but rather looks like they are mainly created in a way to look good in some kind of printed map, so I’m thinking whether it’s better to remove the polygon after adding the river as a way, mainly because the actual river is out of that polygon and it would look odd to end up with two rivers, as well I’m not willing to re-draw all the (imported) polygons.


Do you see a purpose to keep them or have an idea how to deal with such rivers?

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