Large Dams and Reservoirs of Canada

(2010-12-17) The Large Dams and Reservoirs of Canada dataset was created to obtain accurate spatial boundaries of major reservoirs in Canada and their associated dams. 

This 2-part dataset supports GFWC’s upcoming reports on hydropower developments in Canada. It is part of a larger project within the umbrella of a multi-year GFWC project: Energy Developments, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Forest Conservation in Canada. Reservoir and associated dam features were created based on the dams listed in the Atlas of Canada, 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data, Hydrology – Dams spatial dataset. Information on hydropower facilities were also made available for those reservoirs contributing to hydropower generation.

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