Eg—Egam silt loam

Eg—Egam silt loam, frequently flooded

Map Unit Setting

  • National map unit symbol: kpvt

  • Elevation: 800 to 1,300 feet

  • Mean annual precipitation: 52 to 56 inches

  • Mean annual air temperature: 54 to 57 degrees F

  • Frost-free period: 170 to 190 days

  • Farmland classification: Prime farmland if protected from flooding or not frequently flooded during the growing season

Map Unit Composition

  • Egam and similar soils: 90 percent

  • Estimates are based on observations, descriptions, and transects of the mapunit.

Description of Egam

Setting
  • Landform: Flood plains

  • Landform position (three-dimensional): Tread

  • Parent material: Clayey alluvium

Typical profile
  • H1 - 0 to 8 inches: silt loam

  • H2 - 8 to 60 inches: silty clay

Properties and qualities
  • Slope: 0 to 2 percent

  • Depth to restrictive feature: More than 80 inches

  • Natural drainage class: Well drained

  • Capacity of the most limiting layer to transmit water (Ksat): Moderately high (0.20 to 0.60 in/hr)

  • Depth to water table: About 30 to 42 inches

  • Frequency of flooding: Frequent

  • Frequency of ponding: None

  • Available water storage in profile: High (about 10.4 inches)

Interpretive groups
  • Land capability classification (irrigated): None specified

  • Land capability classification (nonirrigated): 3w

  • Hydrologic Soil Group: C

  • Hydric soil rating: No

 


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