LOCATION WAGONHOUND WY
The Wagonhound series consists of very deep well drained soils on upland hillslopes. These soils formed in alluvium and colluvium derived from various sources. Slopes are 3 to 20 percent. The mean annual precipitation is about 38 centimeters (15 inches). Mean annual temperature is about 8 degrees C. (47 degrees F.) at the type location.
TAXONOMIC CLASS: Fine-loamy, mixed, superactive, mesic Aridic Haplustalfs
TYPICAL PEDON: Wagonhound loam -- on a north-facing concave slope of 8 percent under Ponderosa Pine. (Colors are for dry soil unless otherwise stated.)
Oi--0 to 3 centimeters (1 to 0 inches); needles undecomposed
Oe--3 to 6 centimeters (0 to 1 inches); decomposed forest litter
A--6 to 13 centimeters (1 to 4 inches); dark grayish brown (10YR 4/2) loam, very dark grayish brown (10YR 3/2) moist; weak very fine subangular blocky structure; soft, very friable, slightly sticky and slightly plastic; common very fine and fine roots; common fine tubular pores; slightly acid (pH 6.2); clear smooth boundary. (5 to 10 centimeters (2 to 4 inches) thick)
Bt1--13 to 26 centimeters (4 to 9 inches); brown (10YR 5/3) sandy clay loam, brown (10YR 4/3) moist; moderate fine subangular blocky structure; slightly hard, friable, sticky and plastic; common fine roots; common fine tubular pores; few distinct clay films on faces of peds; moderately acid (pH 6.0); gradual smooth boundary.
Bt2--26 to 44 centimeters (9 to 16 inches); pale brown (10YR 6/3) sandy clay loam, brown (10YR 5/3) moist; moderate fine subangular blocky structure; slightly hard, friable, sticky and plastic; common fine and medium roots; common fine and medium tubular pores; few distinct clay films on faces of peds; moderately acid (pH 6.0); clear smooth boundary. (Combined thickness Bt is 23 to 51 centimeters (9 to 20 inches) thick)
Bk--44 to 155 centimeters (16 to 60 inches); light gray (10YR 7/2) loam, pale brown (10YR 6/3) moist; massive; soft, very friable, slightly sticky and slightly plastic; common fine, medium and coarse roots; strongly effervescent; calcium carbonate disseminated and as common soft masses and seams; moderately alkaline (pH 8.0).
TYPE LOCATION: Platte County, Wyoming; about 1.6 Kilometers (l mile) west and 10 Kilometers (6 miles) south of Glendo; approximately 366 meters (1,200 feet) south and 274 meters (900 feet) west of the northeast corner of Section 16, T. 28 N., R. 69 W.; Spring Creek Quadrangle. 42 degrees, 23 minutes, 12 seconds north latitude and 105 degrees, 07 minutes, 40 seconds west longitude.
RANGE IN CHARACTERISTICS:
Argillic horizon base: 15 to 61 centimeters (10 to 24 inches)
Depth to calcium carbonate: 15 to 61 centimeters (10 to 24 inches)
Rock fragments: 0 to 15 percent
Soil moisture control section: usually dry, moist in some or all parts in April, May and June, dry for at least 60 consecutive days during the 90 day period following the summer solstice
Soil temperature at 51 centimeters (20 inches): 5 degrees C. (41 degrees F.) or warmer for 175 to 195 days
Mean annual soil temperature: 8 to 10 degrees C. (47 to 50 degrees F.)
These soils usually have an O horizon.
Value: 4 or 5, 2 or 3 moist
Chroma: 2 to 4
Texture: fine sandy loam and loam
Reaction: slightly acid or moderately acid
Value: 4 to 6, 4 or 5 moist
Chroma: 2 to 4
Texture: sandy clay loam or loam
Clay content: 20 to 32 percent
Sand content: 35 to 60 percent fine and coarser sand
Reaction: slightly acid or moderately acid
Value: 5 to 7, 4 to 6 moist
Chroma: 2 or 3
Texture: sandy loam, loam or gravelly sandy loam
Gravel content: 0 to 30 percent
Reaction: slightly alkaline or moderately alkaline
Calcium carbonate equivalent: 5 to 15 percent
COMPETING SERIES: These include the
Arwite soils lack O horizons and have neutral or slightly alkaline reactions.
Pinitos soils are moist at some time during the 120 days following the winter solstice.
Bigbow soils have buried horizons above 40 inches.
Ribera soils have a lithic contact at 51 to 152 centimeters (20 to 40 inches).
Toluca soils have a paralithic contact at 51 to 152 centimeters (20 to 40 inches) or greater.
Bosonoak soils have Calcium Carbonate to the surface.
Dalhart soils have mean annual air temperature of 11 to 15 degrees C. (52 to 59 degrees F.)
Deekay soils have 15 to 35 percent fine sand and coarser in the particle size control section.
Pinitos soils are moist at some time during the 120 days following winter solstice.
Fort Collins and
Stoneham soils have soil temperature of 5 degrees C. (41 degrees F.) for 210 to 240 days.
Parkelei soils are dry in
May and June.
Navajita soils have 5 to 10 percent Pararock fragments.
Rockybutte soils may have rock fragments through out the profile.
Rauzi soils have hue of 5YR or 7.5YR in the Bt horizon.
Stoneham soils have calcium carbonate at less than 25 centimeters (10 inches).
Slopes: 3 to 20 percent
Parent material: colluvium and alluvium derived from various sources
Elevation: 1524 to 1676 meters (5,000 to 5,500 feet)
Annual precipitation: 30 to 38 centimeters (12 to 15 inches)
Mean annual air temperature: 8 to 11 degrees C. (46 to 52 degrees F.)
Frost-free season: 110 to 130 days
GEOGRAPHICALLY ASSOCIATED SOILS: These are the
Wolf have mollic epipedons.
Lambman soils are shallow.
Larimer are sandy or sandy-skeletal in the substratum.
DRAINAGE AND SATURATED HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY:
Drainage: well drained
Runoff: low to medium
Saturated hydraulic conductivity: moderately high
USE AND VEGETATION: These soils are used for rangeland, limited woodland production and habitat for wildlife.
The native vegetation is Ponderosa Pine with an understory of western wheatgrass, blue grama, and needleandthread grass.
DISTRIBUTION AND EXTENT: Wagonhound soils occur in southeastern Wyoming. The soil is of moderate extent.
SOIL SURVEY REGIONAL OFFICE (SSRO) RESPONSIBLE: Salina, Kansas
SERIES ESTABLISHED: Platte County, Wyoming, 1994.
REMARKS: Diagnostic horizons and features recognized in this pedon are:
Ochric epipedon: 6 to 13 centimeters (1 to 4 inches) (A horizon)
Argillic horizon: 13 to 44 centimeters (4 to 16 inches) (Bt horizon)
Depths were adjusted to account for the current standard of measuring O horizons. JCW 12/21.
MLRR - G
SIR - WY1349
Modified format by LRM in 2/2006 to include metric conversion and change permeability to saturated hydraulic conductivity.
National Cooperative Soil Survey