LkS Liku steepland soils

soil map units where LkS Liku steepland soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution ‘Eua
Landscape position Steeply sloping terrace scarps and valleys within dissected terraces.
Soil parent material
Slope Steep and very steep slopes (>30°)
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-6 cm Very dark grey silty friable clay; many stones; 6-53 cm Yellowish brown friable to firm clay; many fine gravels; 53+cm Brown friable to firm silty clay.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth 75 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Slightly acid
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions High Base saturation (%), exchangeable calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg); Organic carbon (C) medium; nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) high and low with depth.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought
Soil drainage Well to excessively drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging
Susceptibility to flooding

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