LOCATION MCNEELY TX
The McNeely series consists of very deep, excessively drained soils. These nearly level to gently sloping soils formed in sandy deposits of the Deweyville Formation of late-Pleistocene to early Holocene age. Slope ranges from 1 to 5 percent. Mean annual temperature is about 19.5 degrees C (67 degrees F), and mean annual precipitation is about 1295 mm (51 in).
TAXONOMIC CLASS: Thermic, coated Typic Quartzipsamments
TYPICAL PEDON: McNeely sand--woodland.(Colors are for moist soil unless otherwise stated.)
A--0 to 13 cm, (0 to 5 in); very dark grayish brown (10YR 3/2) sand; single grain; loose, very friable; many very fine, medium, and few coarse roots; many fine and medium pores; 15 percent of the total volume is a mixture of very pale brown (10YR 7/4), brownish yellow (10YR 6/6), and yellowish brown (10YR 5/8) sand throughout; very strongly acid; clear smooth boundary. (8 to 28 cm [3 to 11 in] thick)
C1--13 to 56 cm, (5 to 22 in); brown (10YR 5/3) sand; single grain; loose, very friable; many very fine, medium, and few coarse roots; 15 percent coarse root channels filled with very dark grayish brown (10YR 3/2) sand; strongly acid; clear wavy boundary.
C2--56 to 94 cm, (22 to 37 in); light yellowish brown (10YR 6/4) sand; single grain; loose, very friable; many very fine, fine, and common medium roots; 2 percent fine light gray (10YR 7/1) clean sand masses along root channels; strongly acid; gradual wavy boundary.
C3--94 to 114 cm, (37 to 45 in); very pale brown (10YR 8/4) sand; single grain; loose, very friable; common very fine and fine, and few medium roots; 2 percent grayish brown burned out root channels; 1 percent fine and medium distinct yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) iron stains with sharp boundaries on sand grains; 2 percent fine light gray (10YR 7/1) clean sand masses along root channels and in pores; strongly acid; diffuse wavy boundary.
C4--114 to 183 cm, (45 to 72 in); very pale brown (10YR 8/3) sand; single grain; loose, very friable; common very fine, and few fine and medium roots; few thin brown (10YR 5/3) lamellae; 1 percent fine and medium prominent yellow (10YR 7/6) iron stains with sharp boundaries on sand grains; strongly acid; clear irregular boundary. (combined thickness of the C layers is 175 to 196 cm [69 to 77 in])
C5--183 to 203 cm, (72 to 80 in); dark yellowish brown (10YR 4/4) sand; single grain; loose, very friable; few very fine roots; 1 percent prominent very pale brown (10YR 7/4) iron stains on sand grains; strongly acid.
TYPE LOCATION: Hardin County, Texas; from the intersection of Farm Road 92 and Texas Highway 327 in Silsbee; 3.0 miles west on Texas Highway 327 to the intersection with county road; 0.4 mile south and 0.1 mile west on county road; 30 ft north in woodland. Silsbee topographic quad; Latitude: 30 degrees, 20 minutes, 44.3 seconds N; Longitude: 94 degrees, 13 minutes, 49.5 seconds W; NAD 83
RANGE IN CHARACTERISTICS:
Soil Moisture: An udic soil moisture regime. The soil moisture control section is 30 to 90 cm (12 to 36 in) below the soil surface. These soils are moist throughout most of the year with dry periods for less than 90 cumulative days in normal years.
Mean annual soil temperature: 20.6 to 21.7 degrees C. (69 to 71 degrees F).
Particle-size control section (weighted average)
Clay content: 1 to 5 percent
Sand content: 90 to 95 percent
Texture throughout: sand or loamy sand
Reaction throughout: very strongly acid or strongly acid
Value: 3 to 6
Chroma: 2 to 4
Value: 3 to 6
Chroma: 2 to 4
Clean sand masses: amount-few or common, color-hue of 10YR; value of 7 or 8 and chroma of 1 or 2; location-root channels and in pores
Iron stains: amount-0 to 5 percent; color-shades of brown or yellow
COMPETING SERIES: These include the
Turkey (TX), and
Wando (NC) series in the same family.
Alaga soils: have 10 to 25 percent silt plus sand in the particle size control section.
Bigbee soils: have a water table at 51 to 102 cm (20 to 40 in) for short periods; are subject to flooding.
Cainhoy soils: are formed in sandy marine sediments; have a Bh horizon greater than 203 cm (80 in).
Darden soils: have 10 to 25 percent silt and clay in the control section.
Foxworth soils: have a fluctuating seasonal high water table.
Glentosh soils: have a mean annual precipitation less than 1168 mm (46 in.
Lakeland soils: formed from eolian materials; are on steeper landforms.
Tonkawa soils: occur in areas of mean annual precipitation ranging from 1016 to 1270 mm (40 to 50 in) section.
Turkey soils: have more than 5 percent clay in the particle-size control section.
Wando soils: are well drained.
Parent material: sandy deposits of the Deweyville Formation of late-Pleistocene to early Holocene age
Landscape: river valleys coastal plain
Slope: 1 to 5 percent
Mean annual air temperature: 19.5 to 20.6 degrees C (67 to 69 degrees F).
Mean annual precipitation: 1219 to 1524 mm (48 to 60 in)
Precipitation pattern: Uniform throughout with slight peaks during the spring and fall months.
Frost-free period: 240 to 300 days
Elevation: 8 to 46 m (26 to 150 ft)
Thornthwaite annual P-E indices: 68 to 80
GEOGRAPHICALLY ASSOCIATED SOILS: These are the
Turkey (TX), and
Tyden (TX) soils.
Babco soils: have a spodic horizon; on a similar landform but in a lower position.
Belrose soils: have an argillic horizon; on a similar landform but in a lower position.
Turkey soils: have hue redder than 10YR; on a similar landform.
Tyden soils: are very poorly drained; on a similar landform but in a lower concave position.
DRAINAGE AND PERMEABILITY: excessively drained. Runoff is negligible. Permeability is very rapid.
USE AND VEGETATION: These soils are used mainly for wildlife habitat. Some areas are in timber production. Native vegetation is sandjack and blackjack oak, longleaf pine, sweetgum, yaupon, highbush blueberry, bull nettle, horsemint, threeawns, panicums and bluestems.
DISTRIBUTION AND EXTENT: The Western Gulf Coast Flatwoods of southeast Texas and possibly Louisiana; LRR T; MLRA 152B; small extent.
MLRA SOIL SURVEY REGIONAL OFFICE (MO) RESPONSIBLE: Temple, Texas
SERIES ESTABLISHED: Hardin County, Texas; 1998.
REMARKS: The McNeely soils were formerly included with the Tonkawa series. It is named for McNeely Creek. The latitude and longitude was changed in 2011 because the original coordinates were not at the series type location.
Horizon designation was changed to better reflect the entisols classification.
Diagnostic horizons and features recognized in this pedon are:
Ochric epipedon: 0 to 13 cm (0 to 5 in) (A Horizon)
Coated feature: The fine-earth fraction contains 5 to 10 percent by weight silt plus clay.
ADDITIONAL DATA: National Soil Survey Laboratory data on sample (S94TX-199-001) from type location in Hardin County, TX.
Taxonomic Version: Keys to Soil Taxonomy, Eleventh Edition, 2010
National Cooperative Soil Survey