Description of soil BCFJMid~~~N (FORT ST JAMES)

General Characteristics
Classification GLV.GL

Gleyed Vertic Gray Luvisol

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 Unspecified period

The water table is present in the soil during an unspecified period.

Root restrictions No root restricting layer

The growth of plant roots is not restricted by any soil layer.

Type of root restricting layer n/a

Not Applicable

Drainage Imperfectly drained

Water is removed from the soil sufficiently slowly in relation to supply, to keep the soil wet for a significant part of the growing season. Excess water moves slowly downward if precipitation is the major supply. If subsurface water or groundwater, or both, is the main source, the flow rate may vary but the soil remains wet for a significant part of the growing season. Precipitation is the main source if available water storage capacity is high; contribution by subsurface flow or groundwater flow, or both, increases as available water storage capacity decreases. Soils have a wide range in available water supply, texture, and depth, and are gleyed phases of well drained subgroups.

Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties

Used where there is evidence that the lacustrine materials were deposited in contact with glacial ice. One of the following characteristics must be present:

  • kettles or an otherwise irregular surface that is neither simply the result of normal settling and compaction in silt nor the result of piping
  • slump structures resulting from loss of support caused by melting of retaining ice
  • presence of numerous ice-rafted stones in the lacustrine silts.


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

Weakly Calcareous

< 6 CaCO3 equivalent (%)

Soil Layer Characteristics
Classification Physical Chemical Water
Layer Number Upper
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