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RESIS-II: An Updated Version of the Original Reservoir Sedimentation Survey Information System (RESIS) Database

Data Series 434

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Abstract

The Reservoir Sedimentation Survey Information System (RESIS) database, originally compiled by the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service) in collaboration with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, is the most comprehensive compilation of data from reservoir sedimentation surveys throughout the conterminous United States (U.S.). The database is a cumulative historical archive that includes data from as early as 1755 and as late as 1993. The 1,823 reservoirs included in the database range in size from farm ponds to the largest U.S. reservoirs (such as Lake Mead). Results from 6,617 bathymetric surveys are available in the database. This Data Series provides an improved version of the original RESIS database, termed RESIS-II, and a report describing RESIS-II. The RESIS-II relational database is stored in Microsoft Access and includes more precise location coordinates for most of the reservoirs than the original database but excludes information on reservoir ownership. RESIS-II is anticipated to be a template for further improvements in the database.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
RESIS-II: An Updated Version of the Original Reservoir Sedimentation Survey Information System (RESIS) Database
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
434
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: iv, 22 p.; Database (mdb)
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y