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The catchments of the Project are within the Sibulan River Basin. It is
located between two mountain peaks that form the catchments area of
the Sibulan River. These are Mt. Apo towering 2938-masl and Mt.
Sibulan with an elevation of 1522masl.
The Sibulan River is gauged at the Cebulan Gauging Station with a
drainage area of 171 km2.
Cebulan gauge is located at 39 m above sea level
The drainage system of the Project has steep slopes and a high gradient.
Hedcor Sibulan 42.5 MW Hydroelectric Power Project

Circularity Ratio

Circulatory Ratio



Main Channel Slope

Only 13% of Sta. Cruzs area is classified as level to nearly
level (0-3% slope). These can be found on the coastal part
of the municipality. About 3% is gently sloping (3-5%)
while 4% is gently undulating and rolling (5-8%). Some
11% is moderately undulating and rolling (8-15%).
Approximately, 58% are steeply undulating and rolling
land (15-18% slope) and the remaining 11% are very steep
sloping land i.e. 18 % and above.


river has a total length of 20200 meters, and a total

land area of 17577.35 ha.

Drainage density =
= 1.149

Basin Elevation
The Sibulan River has mountainous terrain undulating
towards the coast with an elevation range from zero to
2,440 meters above sea level (ASL)

The Philippine climate was classified according to Coronas
classification, which only considers rainfall as gauge. This
consists of four types:
Type I - Two pronounced seasons; dry from November to April,
wet the rest of the year.
Type II - No dry season with pronounced; relatively dry from November to
April and wet fro the rest of the year.

Type III - Season not very pronounced; relatively dry from November to
April and wet for the rest of the year

Type IV -Rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.

The project area is located within the boundary of Davao City
and Davao Del Sur which falls under Type IV.

Land Use Parameters

The land area of Sta. Cruz per Board of Technical Survey
and Maps is 27,960 hectares. However, based on the Field
Appraisal and Assessment Sheets (FAAS) and Tax Maps of
the Municipal Assessors Office the total land area of the
municipality is 28,759.7855 or about 7.31% of the provinces
area (393,401 hectares). This excludes the Kapatagan
contested area.
Among the 18 barangays, Sibulan has the biggest land area
of 6,390.6581 hectares or 22.22% of the total land area.

Soil Classification Parameters

`Sta. Cruz has four (4) basic soil types. About 4,026.37
hectares or 14% of the total land area were classified as
San Manuel silty clay loam. Tugbok clay loam is about
7,477.5442 hectares or 26%; Miral clay loam, 4,889.1635
hectares or 17%; and undifferentiated mountain soil,
12,366.7078 hectares or 43% of the total.