HYDROLARE was established in 2009 by ROSHYDROMET at the State Hydrological Institute. HYDROLARE together with other data centers enters the system "Global Terrestrial Network-Hydrology" (GTN-H). HYDROLARE provides data on hydrology of world lakes and reservoirs (today nearly 1069 water bodies).

lakes HYDROLARE operates under the auspices of WMO following the recommendations made by the International Steering Committee for HYDROLARE.