Description of soil BCMPLvl~~~A (MAPLE BAY)

General Characteristics
Classification O.DYB

Orthic Dystric Brunisol

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 Never

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

Root restrictions Third layer

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

Type of root restricting layer Lithic

Lithic (consolidated bedrock)

Drainage Well drained

Water is removed from the soil readily but not rapidly. Excess water flows downward readily into underlying pervious material or laterally as subsurface flow. Soils have intermediate available water storage capacity (4-5 cm) within the control section, and are generally intermediate in texture and depth. Water source is precipitation. On slopes subsurface flow may occur for short durations, but additions are equaled by losses.

Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Uppermost 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.


Medium (USDA Texture Classes: VFSL,L,SIL,SI,GL,GSIL).

Extremely / Strongly Acidic

pH < 5.6

Below Shale

Shale bedrock

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

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 6 A p 1.1 5 22 59 19 F 6 6.9 -9 -9 4.9 5.4 37 0 36 0 0.3 58 40 27 16
2 6 35 B m 1.4 2 25 60 15 F 6 2.3 -9 -9 4.7 5.2 21 0 18 0 0.3 47 40 27 16
3 35 100 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
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