Updated: 1 December 2007

2.3.4 Reservoirs Example 1

Location of Example: 152°39'54" East, 25°21'41" South,
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Note the Dam Wall which creates the Reservoir.
  • Dam Walls are absent from naturally occurring Lakes.
  • Dam Walls can be constructed from both concrete, stone and earthen materials. Each will display a different signature on multispectral imagery.
  • Dam Walls may enclose the partial boundary of the Reservoir or its entirety depending on the topography and method of construction of the Reservoir.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of a Reservoir in association with surrounding features.

Figure: Orthophotography 60cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT 2.5m RGB=321

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