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Data Description:

The HydroLAKES database was designed as a digital map repository to include all lakes with a surface area of at least 10 ha. The layer is in the form of polygon shapefile and uses the geographic coordinate system GCS WGS 1984.

Refer to the Hydrolakes Technical Documentation for more info.

Recommended Citation(s):

Messager, M.L., Lehner, B., Grill, G., Nedeva, I., Schmitt, O. (2016): Estimating the volume and age of water stored in global lakes using a geo-statistical approach. Nature Communications: 13603. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13603. Data is available at

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