Me—Melvin

Me—Melvin silt loam, frequently flooded

Map Unit Setting

  • National map unit symbol: kpw9

  • Elevation: 320 to 950 feet

  • Mean annual precipitation: 40 to 48 inches

  • Mean annual air temperature: 54 to 55 degrees F

  • Frost-free period: 165 to 205 days

  • Farmland classification: Not prime farmland

Map Unit Composition

  • Melvin and similar soils: 90 percent

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

Description of Melvin

Setting
  • Landform: Depressions

  • Landform position (three-dimensional): Dip

  • Parent material: Loamy alluvium derived from interbedded sedimentary rock

Typical profile
  • H1 - 0 to 6 inches: silt loam

  • H2 - 6 to 46 inches: silt loam

  • H3 - 46 to 60 inches: silty clay loam

Properties and qualities
  • Slope: 0 to 2 percent

  • Depth to restrictive feature: More than 80 inches

  • Natural drainage class: Poorly drained

  • Capacity of the most limiting layer to transmit water (Ksat): Moderately high to high (0.60 to 2.00 in/hr)

  • Depth to water table: About 0 to 12 inches

  • Frequency of flooding: Frequent

  • Frequency of ponding: None

  • Available water storage in profile: Very high (about 12.4 inches)

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

  • Land capability classification (nonirrigated): 5w

  • Hydrologic Soil Group: B/D

  • Hydric soil rating: Yes

 


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