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USVI Hydric Soils

U.S. Virgin Islands Hydric Soils List

Map symbol and map unit name Component Percent of map unit Land form Hydric rating Hydric criteria
AqA:
Aquents, 0 to 2 percent slopes, ponded
Aquents 100 Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
BrB:
Beaches, rock outcrop
Aquents 5 Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
CaA:
Carib clay loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes, frequently flooded
Sandy Point 5 Salt marshes, Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
CbB:
Cinnamon Bay loam, 0 to 5 percent slopes, occasionally flooded
Sandy Point 3 Salt marshes, Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
GyA:
Glynn gravelly loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes
Aquents 2 Depressions Yes 2B3, 3, 4
GyB:
Glynn gravelly loam, 2 to 5 percent slopes
Aquents 2 Depressions Yes 2B3, 3, 4
HgA:
Hogensborg clay loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes
Aquents 3 Depressions Yes 2B3, 3, 4
HgB:
Hogensborg clay loam, 2 to 5 percent slopes
Aquents 3 Depressions Yes 2B3, 3, 4
JaB:
Jaucas sand, 0 to 5 percent slopes
Sandy Point 3 Salt marshes, Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
Sugar Beach 3 Marshes Yes 1, 3, 4
LmC:
Lameshur gravelly sandy loam, 2 to 12 percent slopes, rubbly
Sandy Point 5 Salt marshes, Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
RdB:
Redhook extremely stony sand, 0 to 5 percent slopes, rubbly
Sugar Beach 5 Marshes Yes 1, 3, 4
SaA:
Salt flats, ponded
Salt flats 100 Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
SBA:
Sandy Point and Sugar Beach soils, 0 to 2 percent slopes, frequently flooded
Sandy Point 50 Salt marshes, Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
Sugar Beach 45 Marshes Yes 1, 3, 4
SiA:
Sion clay, 0 to 2 percent slopes
Aquents 3 Depressions Yes 2B3, 3, 4
SiB:
Sion clay, 2 to 5 percent slopes
Aquents 3 Depressions Yes 2B3, 3, 4
SoA:
Solitude gravelly fine sandy loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes, freque ntly flooded
Sandy Point 3 Salt marshes, Tidal Yes 2B3, 3, 4
Sugar Beach 2 Marshes Yes 1, 3, 4
UcC:
Urban land-Cinnamon Bay complex, 0 to 12 percent slopes
Sandy Point 3 Salt marshes, Tidal flats Yes 2B3, 3, 4
UgC:
Urban land-Glynn complex, 0 to 12 percent slopes
Aquents 1 Depressions Yes 2B3, 3, 4
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