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Map HydroLAKES

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About this Item


  • HydroLAKES


  • HydroLAKES contains shoreline polygons of all global lakes with a surface area of at least 10 hectares. HydroLAKES has been developed using a suite of auxiliary data sources of lake polygons and gridded lake surface areas. The global coverage of HydroLAKES encompasses 1.4 million individual lakes or reservoirs representing a total surface area of 2.67 million km², a total shoreline length of 7.2 million km, and a total storage volume of 181,900 km³. HydroLAKES includes a limited amount of attribute information, such as surface area, shoreline length, and estimates of average depth, water volume and residence time.


  • Messager, M. L., cartographer

Created / Published

  • [United States] : HydroLAKES, 2016.


  • -  Lakes--Maps


  • World maps
  • Digital maps
  • Vector data
  • Data sets
  • Geospatial data
  • Geodatabases


  • -  Dataset includes data files (Shapefiles of lake polygons and pour points, PDF files).
  • -  Under 1 GB for SHP or for GDB.


  • datasets

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3201.C3


  • s-Online Electronic Resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023590575

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Online Format

  • compressed data

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Chicago citation style:

Messager, M. L., Cartographer. HydroLAKES. [United States: HydroLAKES, 2016] Map.

APA citation style:

Messager, M. L. (2016) HydroLAKES. [United States: HydroLAKES] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Messager, M. L., Cartographer. HydroLAKES. [United States: HydroLAKES, 2016] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.