Updated: 1 December 2007

2.3.4 Reservoirs Example 4

Location of Example: 146°1'54" East, 34°16'31" South,
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Town Rural Storage Reservoirs may be differentiated from Flood Irrigation Storage by their proximity to populated places and it's surrounding landscape use.
  • Flood Irrigation Storage typically occurs in low lying areas of intensive agricultural production of cotton and rice.
  • Flood Irrigation Storage Reservoirs are typically abutting large fields of intensive agriculture.
  • 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: SPOT 2.5m RGB=123

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