Description of soil BCCWHmcm~~A (COWICHAN)

General Characteristics
Classification HU.LG

Humic Luvic Gleysol

Profile Agricultural soil profile

The soil has been disturbed by agriculture.

Kind of material Mineral

The soil material is primarily composed of mineral particles.

Water table Always

The water table is always present in the soil.

Root restrictions Fourth layer

The growth of plant roots is restricted by the fourth layer.

Type of root restricting layer Undifferentiated

Undifferentiated

Drainage Poorly drained

Water is removed so slowly in relation to supply that the soil remains wet for a comparatively large part of the time the soil is not frozen. Excess water is evident in the soil for a large part of the time. Subsurface flow or groundwater flow, or both, in addition to precipitation are the main water sources; there may also be a perched water table, with precipitation exceeding evapotranspiration. Soils have a wide range in available water storage capacity, texture, and depth, and are gleyed subgroups, Gleysols, and Organic soils.


Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Marine

Unconsolidated deposits of clay, silt, sand, or gravel that are well to moderately well sorted and well to moderately well stratified (in some places containing shells). The deposits have settled from suspension in salt or brackish water bodies or have accumulated at their margins through shoreline processes such as wave action and longshore drift. Nonfossiliferous deposits may be judged marine if they are located in an area that may reasonably be considered to have contained salt water at the time the deposits were formed.

Fine

Fine (USDA Texture Classes: SC,SIC,C,GSIC).

Medium Acid to Neutral

pH 5.6 - 7.4


Soil Layer Characteristics
Classification Physical Chemical Water
Layer Number Upper
depth
Lower
depth
hzn_lit hzn_mas hzn_suf hzn_mod bd cofrag tsand tsilt tclay domsand vfsand orgcarb vonpost wood phca ph2 bases caco3 cec ec ksat kp0 kp10 kp33 kp1500
1 0 27 A p 1.0 0 14 60 26 F 4 7.4 -9 -9 5.2 5.7 40 0 33 0 0.3 62 42 34 17
2 27 30 A eg 1.2 0 9 66 25 F 2 0.7 -9 -9 5.1 5.6 33 0 15 0 0.3 55 38 31 17
3 30 50 B tg 1.44 0 15 54 31 F 4 0.6 -9 -9 5.6 6.1 90 0 25 0 0.3 46 38 31 17
4 50 70 B g 1.5 0 8 64 28 F 2 0.4 -9 -9 5.7 6.2 90 0 22 0 0.3 43 39 31 17
5 70 85 BC g 1.6 0 5 47 48 F 1 0.3 -9 -9 5.9 6.4 100 0 21 0 0.3 40 36 32 16
6 85 100 C c 1.6 0 1 48 51 F 0 0.2 -9 -9 5.9 6.4 100 0 20 0 0.3 40 36 32 16