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Table 2 Land use/land cover types in the Andassa watershed and their descriptions

From: Evaluation and prediction of land use/land cover changes in the Andassa watershed, Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

Land use/land cover classes Description
Cultivated land Include areas used for perennial and annual crops, irrigated areas and the scattered rural settlements.
Forest Areas covered with dense trees, which include both eucalyptus and coniferous trees.
Shrubland Areas covered with small trees, bushes and shrubs. In some areas, grasses are found within them. These are areas less dense than forests
Grassland Areas covered by grasses usually used for grazing and those remains some months in a year
Built-up area Areas used for construction sites and towns