Global Reservoir and Dam Database, Version 1 (GRanDv1): Reservoirs, Revision 01
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_GRanD_RESERVOIRS

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Summary
Abstract: The Global Reservoir and Dam (GRanD) Database, Version 1.1 contains 6,862 records of reservoirs and their associated dams with a cumulative storage capacity of 6,197 cubic km. The reservoirs were delineated from high spatial resolution satellite imagery and are available as polygon shape files. The only attribute for the reservoirs is the area of the reservoir. The associated dams data set includes multiple attributes such as name of the dam and the impounded river, primary use, nearest city, area, and year of construction (or commissioning). While the main focus was to include all reservoirs with a storage capacity of more than 0.1 cubic kilometers, many smaller reservoirs were added where data were available. The data were compiled by Lehner et al. (2011) and are distributed by the Global Water System Project (GWSP) and by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). For details please refer to the Technical Documentation which is provided with the data.

The shapefiles (SHP) and maps in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).


Purpose: To provide a geographically explicit and reliable database of reservoirs for the scientific community.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 70.39761 S: -45.88067  E: 176.82545  W: -153.03688

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lehner, B., C. Reidy Liermann, C. Revenga, C. Vorosmarty, B. Fekete, P. Crouzet, P. Doll, M. Endejan, K. Frenken, J. Magome, C. Nilsson, J.C. Robertson, R. Rodel, N. Sindorf, and D. Wisser
Dataset Title: Global Reservoir and Dam Database, Version 1 (GRanDv1): Reservoirs, Revision 01
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Release Place: Bonn, Germany
Dataset Publisher: Global Water System Project (GWSP)
Version: 1.01
Data Presentation Form: vector, map
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4HH6H08


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > OCEANIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
INLAND WATERS


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
GRAND >Global Reservoir and Dam Database    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
The Global Water System Project (GWSP) holds the copyright of this dataset. The GRanD database is freely available for non-commercial use. Users are prohibited from any commercial resale, or redistribution without explicit written permission from the authors (Lehner et al. 2011) or GWSP. Users should acknowledge the authors (Lehner et al. 2011) and SEDAC as the distributor as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new data sets, derived products, or services resulting from the use of this data set. GWSP or CIESIN may also request reprints of any publications. For further details regarding acknowledgements, citation, disclaimers, and restrictions please refer to Section 4 of the Technical Documentation which is provided with the data.


Keywords
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Forms > Reservoirs
Dams
Reservoirs


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SEDAC


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_GRanD_RESERVOIRS

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/wdc/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_GRanD_RESERVOIRS

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT CHEN
Phone: 1-845-365-8952
Fax: 1-845-365-8922
Email: bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
WDC for Human Interactions in the Environment
CIESIN/Columbia University
P. O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: SHP
Fees: 0

Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: 0

Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: PNG
Fees: 0


Personnel
SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Publications/References
Lehner, B., C. Reidy Liermann, C. Revenga, C. Vorosmarty, B. Fekete, P. Crouzet, P. Doll, M. Endejan, K. Frenken, J. Magome, C. Nilsson, J.C. Robertson, R. Rodel, N. Sindorf, and D. Wisser (2011), Global Reservoir and Dam Database, Version 1 (GRanDv1): Dams, Revision 01, Global Water System Project (GWSP), Bonn, Germany, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4N877QK

Lehner, B., C. Reidy Liermann, C. Revenga, C. Vorosmarty, B. Fekete, P. Crouzet, P. Doll, M. Endejan, K. Frenken, J. Magome, C. Nilsson, J.C. Robertson, R. Rodel, N. Sindorf, and D. Wisser (2011), High-Resolution Mapping of the World's Reservoirs and Dams for Sustainable River-Flow Management, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9, 494-502, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/100125

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-29

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