Global reservoir surface area dataset (GRSAD)

Data available at: Texas Data Repository
Data Description: This dataset contains the time series of area values for 6817 global reservoirs (with an integrated capacity of 6099 km3) from 1984 to 2015. It was based on the dataset by Pekel et al. (2016), with the contaminations from clouds, cloud shadows, and terrain shadows corrected automatically.
Related publicaton: Zhao, G. and H. Gao, Automatic correction of contaminated images for assessment of reservoir surface area dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078343
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CONUS reservoir evaporation dataset (CRED)

Data available at: Texas Data Repository
Data Description: This dataset contains the monthly evaporation volumes for 721 reservoirs from March 1984 to October 2015 in the Contiguous United States. Along with the volume, monthly evaporation rate and surface area (from GRSAD) are also provided.
Related publicaton: Zhao, G. and H. Gao, , Remote Sensing of Environment, Estimating reservoir evaporation losses for the United States: Fusing remote sensing and modeling approaches, in review.