Four-decade (1977–2017) landscape tale of tourist reservoir hotspot El Piñol-Guatapé, Colombia

P. Godwyn-Paulson, M. P. Jonathan, Abraham Londoño Pineda, Oscar Vélez Rojas, G. Muthusankar, Harry Gutiérrez-Mosquera, C. Lakshumanan

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Efficient management of land use/land cover (LULC) features is vital for a balanced sustainable ecosystem. Thus, this work aimed to document the LULC changes in the less studied El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir, Antioquia, Colombia, especially in the reservoir area due to the construction of a hydro-electric power plant. For this study, Landsat images of 1977, 1986, 1997, and 2017 were used and the results indicated an increase in the settlement area and road networks by 0.10 and 0.60%, respectively, while during 1986 to 2017, cropland, plantation, dense forest, and open forest areas presented an increase of 0.52, 1.06, 2.87 and 2.61%, respectively. However, the marshy vegetation, scrub forest and fallow land decreased to − 0.51, − 3.79 and − 4.29%, respectively, in the same period. The water body before and after the completion of reservoir project denoted an increase from 13.1 km2 in 1977 to 45.7 km2 in 1986. This study provides a first-hand report on LULC dynamics in this tourism dominated municipalities that will serve as a reference for ecosystem management to reconcile the conflicts between different LULC classes in ecologically enriched regions. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo796
PublicaciónEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
EstadoPublicada - jun. 2023

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