HYDROLARE has been established in 2009 by ROSHYDROMET at the State Hydrological Institute. HYDROLARE together with other analogous centers enters into the system "Global Terrestrial Network-Hydrology" (GTN-H). HYDROLARE provides data on hydrology of world lakes and reservoirs (today nearly 550 water bodies).

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