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|One-line data description=Proposed canals and dams data for the Indian River inter link project
|One-line data description=Proposed canals and dams data for the Indian River inter link project
|Extended data description=The Indian Rivers Inter-Link Project proposes a major redistribution of water resources over the Indian subcontinent. A large engineering effort is proposed to redistribute monsoonal water from the Himalayas and foothills; store water in reservoirs in the rainy season and route it via canals to the drier regions of Southern India. A total of 29 links, i.e. links and 43 dams are proposed.  
|Extended data description=The Indian National River Linking Project, or NRLP, proposes a major redistribution of water resources over the Indian subcontinent. A large engineering effort is proposed to redistribute monsoonal water from the Himalayas and foothills, store water in reservoirs, and route it via canals ("links") to the drier regions of Southern India. A total of 29 links and 43 dams and barrages are proposed as part of the project.  
The plan would provide water resources for agriculture, drinking water and industrial use to a growing population in central and southern India, whereas it may improve flood control in the northern and mountainous areas. The project would result in a major reorganization of watersheds, with possible impacts on ecosystems and the environment. There would also be impacts on transboundary rivers.
The plan would provide water resources for agriculture, drinking water and industrial use to a growing population in central and southern India, whereas it may improve flood control in the northern and mountainous areas. The project would also result in a major reorganization of watersheds, with possible impacts on ecosystems and the environment. There would be impacts on transboundary rivers.


Here provided are the river, canal and dam data with locations, and population displaced as assembled from 100's of government reports, planning and design documents and open-street map. The data are available in csv, shapefile, and Neo4J (graph database) formats.
Here provided are two databases: (1) the dams database, with locations, operating specifications, sources, and notes on population expected to be displaced; and (2) the canals database, with locations, operating specifications, and further notes. The databases are available as shapefiles for GIS visualization - click a feature to see its database information. A "rivers" shapefile is also available for help in generating visualizations. Note that the rivers are not currently labeled in the shapefile. Raw txt/csv format is also available for the canals and dams databases. An annotated reference list is included to give specifics on the sources from which each number was obtained and/or calculated.
 
The databases are constructed from hundreds of government reports, geo-referenced maps, planning and design documents and Open Street Map data. For full methodology and calculations regarding displaced populations, see the accompanying manuscript: Higgins et al., 2017. For the graph database tool used to calculate basin connectivity changes and water discharge changes for given river mouths, see the github page: https://github.com/sahiggin/NRLP .  
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|Caption dataset image=Map of proposed dam in the Indian River Inter-Link Project
|Caption dataset image=Map of proposed dam in the Indian River Inter-Link Project
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Revision as of 13:53, 26 October 2016

NRLP India dataset information page



Short Description

NRLP.png
Map of proposed dam in the Indian River Inter-Link Project

Statement: Proposed canals and dams data for the Indian River inter link project

Abstract: The Indian National River Linking Project, or NRLP, proposes a major redistribution of water resources over the Indian subcontinent. A large engineering effort is proposed to redistribute monsoonal water from the Himalayas and foothills, store water in reservoirs, and route it via canals ("links") to the drier regions of Southern India. A total of 29 links and 43 dams and barrages are proposed as part of the project. The plan would provide water resources for agriculture, drinking water and industrial use to a growing population in central and southern India, whereas it may improve flood control in the northern and mountainous areas. The project would also result in a major reorganization of watersheds, with possible impacts on ecosystems and the environment. There would be impacts on transboundary rivers.

Here provided are two databases: (1) the dams database, with locations, operating specifications, sources, and notes on population expected to be displaced; and (2) the canals database, with locations, operating specifications, and further notes. The databases are available as shapefiles for GIS visualization - click a feature to see its database information. A "rivers" shapefile is also available for help in generating visualizations. Note that the rivers are not currently labeled in the shapefile. Raw txt/csv format is also available for the canals and dams databases. An annotated reference list is included to give specifics on the sources from which each number was obtained and/or calculated.

The databases are constructed from hundreds of government reports, geo-referenced maps, planning and design documents and Open Street Map data. For full methodology and calculations regarding displaced populations, see the accompanying manuscript: Higgins et al., 2017. For the graph database tool used to calculate basin connectivity changes and water discharge changes for given river mouths, see the github page: https://github.com/sahiggin/NRLP .

Data format

Data type:
Data origin: Researched"Researched" is not in the list (Measured, Modeled) of allowed values for the "Data origin" property.
Data format: Shapefile, CSV
Other format:
Data resolution: n/a
Datum: October 2016

Data Coverage

Spatial data coverage: India, Nepal, China, Bangladesh
Temporal data coverage: Time snap shot
Time period covered: this is a design scheme, future

Availability

Download data: http://csdms.colorado.edu/pub/data/NRLP/NRLP.zip
Data source: http://csdms.colorado.edu/pub/data/NRLP/NRLP.zip

References

  • India plans the grandest of canal networks

Pallava Bagla1 Science 11 Jul 2014: Vol. 345, Issue 6193, pp. 128 DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6193.128