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9.61 FLY/CY RESTORED COPROLITE (yCP) (5033) Series

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Definition

Major soil group: 09 made ground soils Soils formed in a significant thickness of either artificial man-made material or former soil material or geological substrate that has undergone mechanical removal, transport and replacement.
Soil Group: 6 dense, seasonally wet made ground soils soils with an impermeable or slowly permeable subsoil that impedes the downward percolation of excess water causing significant seasonal wetness in their upper layers. They are wet within 40 cm depth for at least 30 days in most years and are recognized by one of the two following sets of characteristics. EITHER A layer that is at least 15 cm thick, starts within 80 cm depth and is slightly porous or very slightly porous with high packing density. If the layer starts at or below 60 cm, there must be contemporary evidence of wetness within 40 cm of the soil surface. If the layer starts within 40 cm depth, there must either be contemporary evidence of wetness in or above it, or the soil should be formed on a level or gently sloping site of less dian 3 degrees. OR A coherent, consolidated man-made substrate at some depth between 40 and 80 cm from the soil surface. If the substrate starts at or below 60 cm, there must be contemporary evidence of wetness within 40 cm of the surface. If the substrate starts within 60 cm, there must be contemporary evidence of wetness in some part of the overlying material. Dense, seasonally wet soils give rise to relatively fragile habitats that are wet and easily damaged by recreational use during the late autumn, winter and early spring, but can suffer drought stress during the summer months.
Soil Subgroup: 1 calcareous dense, seasonally wet made ground soils Soils which contain, at or within 40 cm depth, at least 1% CaCO, equivalent in the fraction < 2 mm AND have a pH (in water, 1:2.5) of at least 6.5 in any superficial noncalcareous layers. Calcareous soils have a base saturated exchange complex dominated by calcium, although significant amounts of magnesium may also be present. They are likely to support vegetation in which calcicoles form an important component.
Soil Series: fine loamy over clayey replaced material

Brief Profile Description

In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)

0961    RESTORED COPROLITE Transportic Calcaric Regosols

Surveyed profiles in LandIS

National Soil Inventory Sites: 0

Representative Profiles: 0

Auger Bores: 0

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