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Lakes and Water Bodies [lkddmmyy]


Figure shows current lakes and waterbodies for CONUS and Alaska.

Description Valid date Available version(s) Size (bytes) #Records Documentation
Lakes and Water Bodies 25 April 2009 Download Compressed Shapefile lk24ap09.zip, 4,563,941 bytes 120,43 Change History Metadata

File Specifications:

Naming Convention: lk ddmmyy .shp/.shx/.dbf - where .shp, .shx, .dbf are the extensions of the 3 component files of the shapefile and .prj is the projection file.
Shapefile Type: polygon
Source: United States Geological Survey (USGGS) National Atlas of the US
Last Modified: 21 September 1999

Attributes:

field name type width,dec description
NAME character 40 Name of Feature
FEATURE character 12 Type of feature (lake, bay, etc)
LON numeric 10,5 Longitude of centroid [decimal degrees]
LAT numeric 9,5 Latitude of centroid [decimal degrees]


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