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Table 6 Percent and rate of changes occurred in the Andassa watershed from 1985 to 2015 periods

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

Land use/land cover Percent change Rate of change (ha/year)
1985–2000 2000–2015 1985–2015 1985–2000 2000–2015 1985–2015
Cultivated land +16.6 +5.1 +22.5 +407 +145.5 +276.3
Forest −27.3 −24.3 −45 −37.6 −24.4 −31
Shrubland −32.1 −13.9 −41.5 −328.7 −97 −212.8
Grassland −15.2 −24.7 −36.1 −45.2 −62.2 −53.7
Built-up area +192.5 +562.8 +1838.4 +4.4 +38 +21.2