Description of soil BCDGE09~~~N (DOG CREEK)

General Characteristics
Classification O.DBC

Orthic Dark Brown Chernozem

Profile Native soil profile

The soil is in native condition (undisturbed by agriculture).

Kind of material Mineral

The soil material is primarily composed of mineral particles.

Water table Never

The water table is not present in the soil at any time.

Root restrictions Fourth layer

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

Type of root restricting layer Lithic

Lithic (consolidated bedrock)

Drainage Rapidly drained

Water is removed from the soil rapidly in relation to supply. Excess water flows downward if underlying material is pervious. Subsurface flow may occur on steep gradients during heavy rainfall. Soils have low available water storage capacity (2.5-4 cm) within the control section, and are usually coarse textured, or shallow, or both. Water source is precipitation.


Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Uppermost Undifferentiated mineral

A sequence of more than three types of genetic mineral materials outcropping on a steep erosional escarpment. This complex class is to be used where units relating to individual genetic materials cannot be delimited separately at the scale of mapping. It may include colluvium derived from the various genetic materials and resting upon the scarp slope.

Coarse Skeletal

Coarse Skeletal (USDA Texture Classes: VGS, VGLS).

Weakly Calcareous

< 6 CaCO3 equivalent (%)

Below Undifferentiated

Bedrock, undifferentiated

Moderately Coarse

Moderately Coarse (USDA Texture Classes: VFS,LVFS,CSL,SL,FSL,GSL,CBSL,GFSL).

Not Applicable

Not Applicable


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 13 A h 1.5 0 80 15 5 F 20 1.1 -9 -9 6.5 7.0 80 0 15 0 10.0 43 22 16 6
2 13 30 B m 1.5 25 80 15 5 F 20 0.5 -9 -9 7.0 7.5 85 1 8 1 30.0 43 17 12 5
3 30 45 C k 1.5 25 90 5 5 F 23 0.1 -9 -9 7.5 8.0 100 20 5 1 60.0 43 16 11 5
4 45 100 R 2.65 -9 -9 -9 -9 - -9 -9.0 -9 -9 -9.0 -9.0 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9.0 -9 -9 -9 -9