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A reservoir morphology database for the conterminous United States

Data Series 1062

Prepared in cooperation with the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership
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https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1062

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership, combined multiple national databases to create one comprehensive national reservoir database and to calculate new morphological metrics for 3,828 reservoirs. These new metrics include, but are not limited to, shoreline development index, index of basin permanence, development of volume, and other descriptive metrics based on established morphometric formulas. The new database also contains modeled chemical and physical metrics. Because of the nature of the existing databases used to compile the Reservoir Morphology Database and the inherent missing data, some metrics were not populated. One comprehensive database will assist water-resource managers in their understanding of local reservoir morphology and water chemistry characteristics throughout the continental United States.

Suggested Citation

Rodgers, K.D., 2017, A reservoir morphology database for the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1062, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1062.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Databases Used in Construction of the Reservoir Morphology Database
  • Methods for Construction of the Reservoir Morphology Database
  • Metrics Calculated
  • Summary
  • Selected References
  • Appendix 1

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A reservoir morphology database for the conterminous United States
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
1062
DOI:
10.3133/ds1062
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
Description:
HTML Document; Data Release; Appendix 1
Online Only (Y/N):
Y