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The New Zealand landslide dam database, v1.0

Version 1.0 of the New Zealand Landslide Dam Database (NZLDD) has been collated to investigate dam formation, longevity, and stability. The database includes mapping, and/or remapping of 1036 dams, including those generated by the 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake. The NZLDD represents a significant increase in catalogued landslide dams—almost doubling the existing number of known and studied landslide dams worldwide.

The database architecture, attribute definitions, and some summary statistics are presented in the paper referenced below and posted here.

The data can be downloaded from the OSF platform at the link below

Download the NZLDD here

The data can also be viewed on the webmap located here


Morgenstern, R., Wolter, A., Cox, S.C. et al. The New Zealand landslide dam database, v1.0. Landslides (2023).

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