Description of soil BCOKG~~~~~A (OKANAGAN)
|Profile||Agricultural soil profile
The soil has been disturbed by agriculture.
|Kind of material||Organic
The soil material is primarily composed of organic particles.
The water table is always present in the soil.
|Root restrictions||Third layer
The growth of plant roots is restricted by the third layer.
|Type of root restricting layer||Undifferentiated
|Drainage||Very poorly drained
Water is removed from the soil so slowly that the water table remains at or on the surface for the greater part of the time the soil is not frozen. Excess water is present in the soil for the greater part of the time. Groundwater flow and subsurface flow are the major water sources. Precipitation is less important except where there is a perched water table with precipitation exceeding evapotranspiration. Soils have a wide range in available water storage capacity, texture, and depth, and are either Gleysolic or Organic.
|Mode of Deposition||Texture||Chemical properties|
These deposits consist of sedge peat derived primarily from sedges with inclusions of partially decayed stems of shrubs formed in a eutrophic environment due to the close association of the material with mineral-rich waters.
|Medium Acid to Neutral
pH 5.6 - 7.4