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Ponce Hydric Soils

Ponce, PR, Hydric Soils List

Map Symbol and map unit name Component Percent of map unit Landform Hydric rating Hydric criteria
Cr:
Cintrona clay
Machuelo 5 Flood plains Yes 3
Ct:
Constancia silty clay
Machuelo 5 Flood plains Yes 3
Cx:
Cortada silty clay loam
Machuelo 2 Flood plains Yes 3
CyB:
Cuyon loam, 0 to 5 percent slopes
Machuelo 5 Flood plains Yes 3
Fe:
Fe clay
Aguirre 5 Depressions Yes 2A, 3
FtB:
Fraternidad clay, 2 to 5 percent slopes
Aguirre 3 Depressions Yes 2A, 3
FtC2:
Fraternidad clay, 5 to 12 percent slopes, eroded
Aguirre 2 Depressions Yes 2A, 3
Hy:
Hydraquents
Hydraquents 100 Flood plains Yes 2B3, 3, 4
Hz:
Hydraquents, saline
Hydraquents 100 Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
Jg:
Jacaguas silty clay loam
Machuelo 5 Flood plains Yes 3
Ma:
Machuelo clay
Machuelo 100 Flood plains Yes 3
Mr:
Meros sand
Hydraquents 6 Beaches Yes 2B3, 3, 4
PaB:
Paso Seco clay, 2 to 5 percent slopes
Aguirre 3 Depressions Yes 2A, 3
Re:
Reilly gravelly loam
Bajura 5 Flood plains Yes 2B3
Rw:
Riverwash
Hydraquents 20 Flood plains Yes 2B3, 3, 4
Sa:
San Anton clay loam
Vayas 3 Flood plains Yes 4
Se:
Serrano sand
Vayas 10 Flood plains Yes 4
Te:
Teresa clay
Tidal flats 10 Tidal flats Yes 2B3
Tf:
Tidal flats
Tidal flats 95 Tidal flats Yes 2B3
  Tidal swamp 5 Tidal marshes Yes 2B3, 3, 4
To:
Toa silty clay loam
Bajura 5 Flood plains Yes 2B3

Explanation of hydric criteria codes:

  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:
  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. Soils that are frequently ponded for long or very long duration during the growing season.
  2. 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