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Table 5 LULC change matrix of the study catchment (1973–1984)

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

Change from LULC 1984 (ha)
  Shrubs Forest cover Farmland and settlement Grassland Bare ground Total
Change from LULC 1973 (ha)
 Shrubs 2269.77 765.94 3946.1 875.56 9.75 7863.68
 Forest cover 174.75 580.86 895.27 38.56 0.02 1689.68
 Farmland and settlement 2660.21 379.82 5381.31 1735.59 59.35 10216.3
 Grassland 2136.44 277.56 1929.56 1835.23 119.6 6298.4
 Bare ground 55.87 14.23 37.94 75.34 12.86 196.2
Total 7297.04 2018.41 12190.18 4560.28 201.58 Total
  1. N.B. Entries on the cell of the matrix along the diagonal in italic indicated no change was observed in LULC classes, i.e., no loss or no gain