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San German Hydric Soils

San Germán, PR, Hydric Soils List

Map symbol and map unit name Component Percent of map unit Landform Hydric rating Hydric criteria
AkA:
Aguirre clay, occasionally ponded
Aguirre 95 Basin floors Yes 2B3, 3
BjA:
Bajura clay, 0 to 1 percent slopes, frequently flooded
Bajura 90 Flood plains Yes 2B3
CeA:
Cartagena clay, 0 to 2 percent slopes
Aguirre 15 Basin floors Yes 2B3, 3
ChA:
Catano sand, 0 to 2 percent slopes
Atolladero 3 Tidal marshes Yes 2B3
Joyuda 2 Salt marshes Yes 1, 4
CoA:
Coloso clay, 0 to 2 percent slopes, occasionally flooded
Bajura 5 Flood plains Yes 2B3
CtA:
Cortada silty clay loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes, occasionally flooded
Vayas 1 Flood plains Yes 2B3
GnA:
Guanica clay, 0 to 1 percent slopes
Guanica 80 Basin floors Yes 2A, 3
Aguirre 10 Basin floors Yes 2B3, 3
JBA:
Joyuda, Atolladero and Bajura soils, very frequently flooded
Joyuda 50 Salt marshes Yes 1, 4
Atolladero 30 Tidal marshes Yes 2B3
Bajura 20 Flood plains Yes 2B3
LdA:
La Luna silty clay loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes, occasionally flooded
Vayas 10 Flood plains Yes 2B3
LkB:
Lares clay, 0 to 5 percent slopes
Bajura 3 Flood plains Yes 2B3
MDA:
Manglillo, Boqueron and Serrano soils, very frequently flooded
Manglillo 50 Salt marshes Yes 1, 3, 4
Boqueron 30 Marshes, Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3
Serrano 20 Tidal flats Yes 2B2
OrA:
Olivares muck, ponded
Olivares 95 Alluvial flats, Depressions Yes 2B3, 3
Teresa, Ponded 3 Alluvial flats, Valley floors Yes 3
Sa:
Salt Flats, ponded
Salt flats, ponded 100 Tidal flats, Tidal marshes Yes 2B1, 3
Sb:
Salt Pits
Salt pits 100 Tidal flats Yes 2B1
ScA:
San Anton clay loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes, occasionally flooded
Vayas 2 Flood plains Yes 2B3
TeA:
Teresa clay, 0 to 1 percent slopes
Teresa, Ponded 5 Alluvial flats, Valley floors Yes 3
TfA:
Teresa clay, ponded
Teresa, Ponded 95 Alluvial flats, Valley floors Yes 3
Manglillo 3 Salt marshes Yes 1, 3, 4
Boqueron 1 Marshes, Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3
Serrano 1 Tidal flats Yes 2B2
ToA:
Toa clay loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes, occasionally flooded
Bajura 5 Flood plains Yes 2B3
VaA:
Vayas silty clay, 0 to 2 percent slopes, occasionally flooded
Vayas 90 Flood plains Yes 2B3
Explanation of hydric criteria codes:
  1. a water table at the surface (0.0 feet) during the growing season if textures are coarse sand, sand, or fine sand in all layers within a depth of 20 inches, or
  2. a water table at a depth of 0.5 foot or less during the growing season if permeability is equal to or greater than 6.0 in/hr in all layers within a depth of 20 inches, or
  3. a water table at a depth of 1.0 foot or less during the growing season if permeability is less than 6.0 in/hr in any layer within a depth of 20 inches.
  1. All Histels except for Folistels, and Histosols except for Folists.
  2. Soils in Aquic suborders, great groups, or subgroups, Albolls suborder, Historthels great group, Histoturbels great group, Pachic subgroups, or Cumulic subgroups that:
    1. are somewhat poorly drained and have a water table at the surface (0.0 feet) during the growing season, or
    2. are poorly drained or very poorly drained and have either:
  3. Soils that are frequently ponded for long or very long duration during the growing season.
  4. Soils that are frequently flooded for long or very long duration during the growing season.

For additional information on Caribbean Area Soils, please contact: Carmen L. Santiago