Geo-referenced Database on Dams

AQUASTAT gathers detailed information about dams in each country, especially on location, height, reservoir capacity, surface area and main purpose. At present information on over 14.000 dams is available. New data are usually collected during the country update processes. AQUASTAT’s data was an important input into the Global Reservoirs and Dams (GRanD) database, especially for African dams. The database is also used to estimate the evaporation from reservoirs, generating a national-level figure for an often ignored statistics that in some areas can be quite significant. Total dam capacities are introduced into the AQUASTAT core database, and additional details are also provided. All dams are listed in the files below, organized by region

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Author Code for Africa
Maintainer Stephanie Nekesa
Last Updated February 5, 2021, 13:25 (UTC)
Created February 5, 2021, 10:08 (UTC)