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Barangay Tagumbao The barangay is buried by lahar to a depth of ½ to 2 meters. The total area planted to sweetpotato pre and post Pinatubo eruption is 47 ha from the total agricultural area of 352 has. The agriculture in the barangay is greatly dependent on rain as shown by 90% rainfed farming systems. Next to rice, sugarcane has the biggest share of the agricultural area followed by corn, yambean and sweetpotato. Tagumbao has 3,317 populace from 674 households or 802 families. Family size average four. Barangay Dicolor Dicolor has a total land area of 389 ha, with 50 ha affected by lahar to a depth of more than 2 meters and out of this area, 10 ha are planted to sweetpotato. Like other barangays, Dicolor is generally rainfed (244 ha). Agricultural areas have sandy loam texture of lahar deposit and are planted to major crops such as rice, sugarcane, yambean and sweetpotato. There are 353 household with 365 families making a population of 1,522 or an average family size of three. The barangay is accessible by tricycles and/or jeepneys. There is only one functional organization, the 4H club, organized in early 1997 with 30 members. Municipality of Capas Capas has a total land area of 33,630 ha, 1,790 ha of which were affected by lahar to a depth of 5 meters . Out of the total area affected by lahar, only 10% was utilized for crop production and inland fishing. Compared to other towns, the agricultural lands in Capas is 40% irrigated (2,498 ha irrigated out of 6261 ha of agricultural lands). Thirty percent of the total land area is forest and 35% of agricultural land is planted to sugarcane. Irrigation is provided through communal irrigation systems and shallow tube well. The topography is flat to hilly with the hilly areas having clay loam (Tarlac clay loam) while the flat to slightly undulating areas have fine sand (Lapaz fine sand) and sandy (Luisita sandy) textures. All the lahar affected areas have sandy loam texture. Several crops are grown such as rice, sugarcane, gabi, amargoso, corn cassava, mungo and leafy vegetables. Capas is thickly populated i.e 82,745 population coming from 14,882 households/families with average family size of five. The high population is attributed to the establishment of resettlement sites particularly in Camp O’ Donell.
Barangay Sta. Lucia Barangay Sta. Lucia is the only barangay in Capas affected by lahar and is planted to sweetpotato. It has a total land area of 3,559 ha, 800 ha of which was buried with lahar to a depth of 50 cm and deeper. Of the total area of the barangay, 1,050 ha is agricultural and 1727.54 ha forest lands. Forty percent of the agricultural land are irrigated either through communal irrigation system or shallow tube wells, but these areas are confined in places not affected by lahar. Other land uses includes orchard, inland fishing (communal and fishponds), pasture grazing and open space altogether totalled to 757 ha. Among the crops grown were: rice, sugarcane, cassava, sweetpotato, corn, amargoso, mungbean, sweetpotato and leafy vegetables making the total hectarage to 21 ha. The total population of the barangay from 1178 household/families is 6562 with 1:1 male to female ratio. Four organizations, with farmers as the members operates in the barangay. The program of operation includes goat raising, sweetpotato production, crop production and post harvest services. Municipality of Bamban Located in the southern part of Tarlac, Bamban has a total land area of 39,909 ha, 1,263.0 ha of which was buried by lahar to a depth of 1 to 4 meters. The total land area was also affected with ashfall to a depth of 60-120 cm. Inspite of the large area affected by lahar only about 20 hectares are planted to sweetpotato. Agricultural areas (10,404 ha) cultivated presently are mostly irrigated (898 ha) while the rest (326.0 ha) are unirrigated. Irrigation is provided through seepage from the lahar – protection dikes, water pumps and spring. Sulfate content however, of the seepage water was extremely high 1982 ppm posing problem particularly to growing rice crops. Large hectarage classified as agricultural lands remained uncultivated due to lack of information on the utilization of lahar for crop production. Barangay Culubasa Culubasa is one of the barangays affected by lahar to a depth of more than 2 meters although the whole barangay also suffered from ashfall to a depth of 15 cm. It has a land area of 325 ha 150 ha of which are buried by lahar and only 10 ha is planted to sweetpotato. The agricultural area totalled 232 ha, more than 50% of which is irrigated (137 ha). Sugarcane occupied 102 ha. The common crops planted are rice, sugarcane, vegetables, and sweetpotato. The barangay population from 329 household/families is 1,994 with more females (1236) than males (759).