The Kewaunee series is mapped primarily in the eastern portion of Wisconsin in clayey till parent material on moraines. In Adams County, Kewaunee is mapped in outwash areas and has a sandy cap over the clayey till. This sandy cap is not recognized in the official series description of Kewaunee; however users have identified a prevalence of this. This sandy cap would greatly impact use and interpretations.
This project would involve talking to local planners and users and would have potential for electro-magnetic induction (EMI) and possibly ground-penetrating radar (GPR) usage. About 12,000 acres of Kewaunee soils are mapped in Adams County; a description of how Kewaunee was originally mapped is available in the Adams County Soil Survey manuscript. This project would also examine the Montello series; specifically, the map units labeled MsA and MsB, in Marquette County that join to the Kewaunee map units in Adams County. The Marquette County Soil Survey manuscript noted that a cap of loamy material <18inches over the silty or clayey material is possible. Thus far, a sample from one pit in Adams County has been sent to the Kellogg National Soil Survey Lab in Lincoln, NE for analysis.
For more information about this project, contact:
Project Soil Scientist, USDA-NRCS
Juneau WI MLRA Soil Survey Office
920-386-9999 ext. 136
Juneau MLRA Soil Survey Crew collecting samples for laboratory analysis