Advances in Meteorology / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Suitability of Water Harvesting in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia: A First Step towards a Mesoscale Hydrological Modeling Framework

Table 2

Suitability classes of different constraint factors used to identify suitable areas for water harvesting schemes using MCE weighted overlay technique.

Suitability score ()1 2 3 4 5

Rainfall (mm)<200>1200200–400800–1200400–800

Slope>20%12–20%8–12%2–8%<2%

Land coverBushland, forest, N.A.N.A.PlantationsCultivated land
woodland, grasslandirrigated land
swamp, Shrubland

SoilN.A.LeptosolsArenosols,VertisolsLuvisols, Cambisols
RegosolsAcrisols, AlisolsFluvisols, Nitisols