Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 731–740, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-731-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 731–740, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-731-2021

Data description paper 02 Mar 2021

Data description paper | 02 Mar 2021

Inventory of dams in Germany

Gustavo Andrei Speckhann et al.

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Inventory of dams in Germany. V. 1.0 G. A. Speckhann, H. Kreibich, and B. Merz https://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.4.4.2020.005

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Dams are an important element of water resources management. Data about dams are crucial for practitioners, scientists, and policymakers. We present the most comprehensive open-access dam inventory for Germany to date. The inventory combines multiple sources of information. It comprises 530 dams with information on name, location, river, start year of construction and operation, crest length, dam height, lake area, lake volume, purpose, dam structure, and building characteristics.