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Adapted from Timberlake, J. 2000. Biodiversity in the Zambezi Basin. Biodiversity Foundation for Africa. Bulawayo
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Zambezi River Basin vegetation
Land cover and land use have great impacts on water resources, as they affect how precipitation translates into runoff, infiltration, evaporation, and the quality of the water (Hirji
et al. 2002). Almost 75 per cent of the land area in the basin
is forest and bush. Cropped land with mostly rain-fed agriculture covers 13 per cent of the land area, and grassland covers about 8 per cent of the land area.