Experimental Plot Land

Wasco Sandy Loam
Soil Conservation Services Description
243—Wasco sandy loam
Map Unit Setting
• Elevation: 250 to 3,700 feet
• Mean annual precipitation: 4 to 7 inches
• Mean annual air temperature: 61 to 64 degrees F
• Frost-free period: 210 to 275 days
Setting
• Landform: Flood plains, alluvial fans
• Landform position (two-dimensional): Footslope
• Landform position (three-dimensional): Tread
• Down-slope shape: Linear
• Across-slope shape: Linear
• Parent material: Alluvium derived from granite
Properties and qualities
• Slope: 0 to 2 percent
• Depth to restrictive feature: More than 80 inches
• Drainage class: Well drained
• Capacity of the most limiting layer to transmit water (Ksat): High (1.98 to 5.95 in/hr)
• Depth to water table: More than 80 inches
• Frequency of flooding: Rare
• Frequency of ponding: None
• Calcium carbonate, maximum content: 5 percent
• Maximum salinity: Nonsaline (0.0 to 2.0 mmhos/cm)
• Available water capacity: Moderate (about 6.4 inches)
Interpretive groups
• Land capability classification (irrigated): 2s
• Land capability (nonirrigated): 7s
Typical profile
• 0 to 15 inches: Sandy loam
• 15 to 60 inches: Sandy loam

Soil Detail