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Global Reservoir and Dam Database, Version 1 (GRanDv1): Dams, Revision 01Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_GRanD_DAMS
Abstract: The Global Reservoir and Dam Database, Version 1 (Revision 01) contains 6,862 records of reservoirs and their associated dams with a cumulative storage capacity of 6,197 cubic
km. The dams were geospatially referenced and assigned to polygons depicting reservoir outlines at high spatial resolution. Dams have multiple attributes, such as name of the dam and
impounded river, primary use, nearest ... city, height, area and volume of reservoir, and year of construction (or commissioning). While the main focus was to include all dams associated with
reservoirs that have a storage capacity of more than 0.1 cubic kilometers, many smaller dams and 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.
Purpose: To provide a geographically explicit and reliable database of dams for the scientific community.
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