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Map Unit Composition
Map units consist of 1 or more soil types, commonly referred to as "components".
Component Name Geomorphic Position Area Fraction Component Type Horizon Data
Soil Type 1 Till at 60 to 80 inches flood plains
backswamps
% Inclusion None
Soil Type 2 Surface layer less than 10 inches thick flood plains
backswamps
% Inclusion None
Soil Type 3 Soils with lighter colored overwash flood plains
backswamps
% Inclusion None
Soil Type 4 Less clay and more sand in the subsoil flood plains
backswamps
% Inclusion None
Soil Type 5 Saranac flood plains
backswamps
95% Major Soil Type YES
Soil Type 6 Knoxdale natural levees
flood plains
5% Inclusion Similar Data [1] *

Note: links to horizon data marked with an * are approximate.


Map Unit Data What is a Map Unit?
Cartographic information about this map unit.
Map Unit Name: Saranac silty clay loam, till substratum, 0 to 1 percent slopes, frequently flooded
Map Unit Type: Consociation
Map Unit Symbol: ScA
Map Unit Area: 834 acres total in survey area
Raw Map Unit Data
Raw Component Data (All Components)

Map Unit Aggregated Data
Generalized soils information within this map unit.
Farmland Class: Prime farmland if drained and either protected from flooding or not frequently flooded during the growing season
Available Water Storage (0-100cm): 17.2 cm
Max Flood Freq: Frequent
Drainage Class (Dominant Condition): Very poorly drained
Drainage Class (Wettest Component): Very poorly drained
Hydric Conditions: 95
[Annual] Min. Water Table Depth: 15 cm
[April-June] Min. Water Table Depth: 15 cm
Min Bedrock Depth: n/a
Raw Aggregated Map Unit Data

Associated Point Data
Links to any NSSL point data within this map unit.