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8.21 FORMBY (Fm) (515) Series

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Definition

Major soil group: 08 ground-water gley soils Seasonally waterlogged soils affected by a shallow fluctuating groundwater-table. They are developed mainly within or over permeable material and have prominently mottled or greyish coloured horizons within 40 cm depth Most occupy low-lying or depressional sites.
Soil Group: 2 sandy gley soils Sandy, with distinct topsoil and no clay-enriched subsoil.
Soil Subgroup: 1 typical sandy gley soils (with non calcareous subsoil)
Soil Series: coarse or medium sandy stoneless drift

Brief Profile Description

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

0361    Sandwich Arenic Eutric Gleysols
0821b    BLACKWOOD Arenic Eutric Gleysols

Surveyed profiles in LandIS

National Soil Inventory Sites: 9

Representative Profiles: 0

Auger Bores: 323

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