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Table 4 Rate of change in LULC between 1957 and 2014 in Gelda catchment

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

LUT types 1957–1973 1973–1984  1984–1995 1995–2004  2004–2014
Area (ha) % Area (ha) % Area (ha) % Area (ha) % Area (ha) %
Shrubs 727.18 10.19 −571.03 −7.26 −4494.26 −61.63 115.2 4.11 5549.22 190.35
Forest cover −4242.55 −71.52 338.87 20.06 −1067.05 −52.60 284.22 29.51 −288.09 −23.1
Farmland and settlement 1172.26 12.96 1965.51 19.24 4073.39 33.44 −2374.02 −14.6 378.09 2.72
Grasslands 2147.98 51.75 −1738.3 −27.60 1307.93 28.68 2063.61 35.16 −6001.65 −75.65
Bare land 5.31 2.64 179.37 89.01 −94.77 −24.88 362.43 126.68