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Table 3 Land use/cover patterns of Gelda catchment between 1957 and 2014

From: Land use/cover dynamics and its drivers in Gelda catchment, Lake Tana watershed, Ethiopia

LUT type 1957 1973 1984 1995 2004 2014
  Area (ha) % Area (ha) % Area (ha) % Area (ha) % Area (ha) % Area (ha) %
Shrubs 7136.50 27.17 7863.68 29.94 7292.65 27.77 2798.39 10.65 2915.28 11.1 8464.5 32.23
Forest cover 5932.23 22.59 1689.68 6.43 2028.55 7.72 961.5 3.66 1247.4 4.75 959.31 3.65
Farmland and settlement 9044.04 34.44 10216.3 38.90 12181.81 46.38 16255.2 61.89 13882.86 52.86 14260.95 54.3
Grassland 4150.42 15.80 6298.4 23.98 4560.1 17.36 5868.03 22.34 7933.32 30.2 1931.67 7.35
Bare land cover 0 0 196.2 0.75 201.51 0.77 380.88 1.45 286.11 1.09 648.54 2.47
Total area 26264.00 100 26264.26 100 26264.62 100 26264 100 26264.97 100 26264.97 100