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Table 6 Annual soil loss rate, severity classes and conservation priorities of Gelda catchment, Northwestern highlands of Ethiopia

From: Implications of land use/cover dynamics on soil erosion potential of agricultural watershed, northwestern highlands of Ethiopia

Rate of soil loss ( t ha−1 year−1) 2004 2014 Between 2004 and 2014 Severity classes Conservation priorities
Ha % Ha % Ha %
0–5 1566 6 1706 6 140 9 Very low V
6–15 4889 19 5933 23 1044 21 Low VI
16–30 4814 18 3760 14 − 1054 − 22 Moderate III
31–50 6547 25 5781 22 − 766 − 12 High II
50+ 8448 32 9084 35 636 8 Very high I