Selected Characteristics of Large Reservoirs, USGS
Entry ID: Sel_Char_of_lg_Reservoirs

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Summary
Abstract: This is a point coverage of dams in the United States and Puerto Rico, which
originally was derived from the national inventory of dams database (U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, 1982). The coverage includes locations of and selected
characteristics of approximately 2,700 reservoirs and controlled natural lakes
that have normal capacities of at least 5,000 acre-feet or maximum ... View entire text
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Description: Reservoir metadata.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 76.63   S: 13.71   E: -61.48   W: -177.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ruddy, BC., Hitt, K.J.
Dataset Title: Summary of selected characteristics of large reservoirs
Dataset Release Date: 1990
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1
Issue Identification: USGS Open File Report 90-163
Data Presentation Form: Map
Online Resource: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getspatial?reservoir
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-01-01
Quality The information in this coverage has been reviewed by field personnel several
times. The file initially was reviewed and verified as part of the compilation
of the map of surface-water development (Hitt, 1985). USGS District Offices,
nine other Federal agencies, and five State agencies reviewed the location,
owner, and size of structures under their ... View entire text
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Ancillary Keywords
Originating Center
Data Center
Water Resources Maps and GIS Information, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getgislist

Data Center Personnel
Name: KERRIE J. HITT
Phone: 703-648-6854
Email: kjhitt at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 703-648-6854
Email: kjhitt at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Ruddy, B.C., and K.J. Hitt, Summary of selected characteristics of large
reservoirs, USGS Open-File Report 90-163, Reston, Virginia.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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