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% of the land area in the basin is forest and bush. Cropped land with mostly rain-fed agriculture covers 13% of the land area, and grassland covers about 8% of the land area.
From collection: Zambezi River Basin - Atlas of the changing Environment