Description of soil BCGNG~~~~~N (GANG)

General Characteristics
Classification O.HR

Orthic Humic Regosol

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 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 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

Material moved by glaciers and subsequently sorted and deposited by streams flowing from the melting ice. The deposits are stratified and may occur in the form of outwash plains, deltas, kames eskers, and kame terraces. See also glacial drift and till.

Coarse Skeletal

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

Moderately / Very Strongly Calcareous

6 - 40 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
1 0 11 A h 1.15 25 40 42 18 F 10 1.5 -9 -9 7.0 7.5 100 3 15 1 10.0 57 28 23 9
2 11 100 2 C k 1.5 40 80 15 5 F 20 0.2 -9 -9 7.4 7.9 100 20 5 1 30.0 43 13 9 4