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Table 2 Land cover distribution in Schlabendorf Süd from 1988 to 2003

From: Land cover transformation in two post-mining landscapes subjected to different ages of reclamation since dumping of spoils

Land use division (Süd) 1988/ha 1991/ha 1995/ha 1998/ha 2000/ha 2003/ha
1. Agriculture       
 Agricultural Land 321.97 399.18 442.18 370.6 316.8 396.79
2. Forest land       
 Afforestation 25.47 96.89 105.02 84.79 87.64 0
 Deciduous Trees Afforestation 0 12.67 34.47 107.89 97.77 6.27
 Afforestation of Pine Trees 0 108.14 232.5 315.03 373.32 467.54
3. Grasslands       
 Dry Grassland 1299.55 1084.71 1222.43 1154.39 776.28 505.81
 Mixed Grassland and Trees 114.63 143.26 411.91 488.22 89.89 671.3
 Sparse Pioneer Grassland 868.65 1155.21 634.37 532.73 775.1 381.13
4. Water bodies       
 Lake 53.6 80.15 47.61 76.37 169.02 232.18
 Wetland 72.99 19.71 17.54 24.71 0.95 27.34
5. Others       
 Dry Vegetation 218.11 191.03 142.73 111.77 624.18 542.8
 Open Sand 45.34 12.38 29.66 49.32 3.02 82.62
Total 3020.31 3303.33 3320.42 3315.82 3313.97 3313.78