Title

Flood risk based analysis and its impact to the strawberry fileds of La Trinidad, Benguet

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

College

Gokongwei College of Engineering

Department/Unit

Civil Engineering

Thesis Adviser

Renan Ma. T. Tanhueco

Defense Panel Chair

Mario P. De Leon

Defense Panel Member

Maria Cecilia R. Paringit
Maria Emilia P. Sevilla
Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano
Jonathan R. Dungca

Abstract/Summary

The municipality of La Trinidad is the largest producer of Strawberry in the country wherein it is one of its economic drivers. Strawberry production is dependable to climatic conditions and very sensitive to natural hazards like flooding. The study focuses on creating a flood risk based analysis to come up with agricultural losses estimation. The study specifically focuses to attain the following objectives: to identify flood hazard level of the area considering different rainfall and flood data to determine impact of flooding in terms of damage and loss of agricultural crops and the disruption of supply due to different events.

The result of different flood models shows that overflowing of the irrigation ditches will cause the flooding of the farmlands, flow depths will reach up to 0.50 meters a depth which will be submerging the agricultural crops and will be causing crop damages and losses.

Agricultural crop damage estimation focused on these parameters flood date, return period, crop type and crop pricing. Parameters are modified based on local crop pattern and pricing. Crop damages reaches as high as Php 1063307.25 and disrupted strawberry fruits reaches 13.57% of the expected harvest for strawberry. Expected annual damages presented is Php 66496.48 if there will be no structure built to eliminate the flooding is part of the hydroeconomics. The study has found that flood timing and return period are important parameters affecting crop losses. The results indicated that agricultural farmland is more vulnerable to flood resulting to high crop damages during harvesting stages of crop.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007111

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Flood damage prevention--Philippines--Benguet--La Trinidad; Agricultural estimating and reporting--Philippines--Benguet--La Trinidad; Crop losses--Philippines--Benguet--La Trinidad; Strawberries--Philippines--Benguet--La Trinidad; Strawberry industry--Philippines--Benguet--La Trinidad

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