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Profile Number 17

Laboratory number: 0935 A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 17Profile Description
Site number:382A10 - 30 cmDark brown (10YR 4/3) sand; apedal; sandy fabric; loose when moist; abundant roots and rhizomes; pH 5.9; clear wavy boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - Uc1.23
Stace et at. (1972) - Alluvial Soil
C130 - 60 cmDark brown (10YR 4/3) sand; gravelly lenses 80 mm thick at top and bottom of horizon; apedal; sandy fabric; loose when moist; abundant roots; pH 6.5; clear wavy boundary
Location:Stratford 8322, grid ref. 004063 8 km SW of BriagolongC260 - 120+ cmDark greyish brown (10YR 4/2) sand; apedal; sandy fabric; hard when dry; few roots; pH 6.5
Land system, component: Stratford, 1
Topography:Undulating alluvial terrace, 0% slope
Elevation:40 m
Drainage:Good
Parent material:Holocene coarse-textured alluvium
Vegetation:Cleared; grassland occasionally with Acacia mearnsii
LABORATORY ANALYSES 935
Horizon
Sample
Depth

cm
Lab.
texture
Particle size distribution
Atterberg limits
1:5 soil water suspension
Clay mineralogy by x-ray diffraction
Gravel

%
Coarse
sand
% f.e.
fine sand

% f.e.
Silt

% f.e.
Clay

% f.e.
liquid
limit
%
plastic
limit
%
plasticity
index
%
linear
shrinkage
%
pH
EC
25C
uS/cm
Cl-

%
Depth

cm
Composition

%
Al
Cl
Cl
C2
1 - 10
20 - 30
30 - 60
90 - 120
S
S
S
S
0
2
1
0
62
22
81
51
34
66
17
44
2
6
<1
4
2
5
3
2
6.0
5.8
5.8
6.5
40
27
13
13
0.003
0.001
0.001
0.001
Horizon
Sample
Depth

cm
Org. C


%
Total N


%
1.3C
N
Free
Fe2O3

%
Available
HCl extract
Exchangeable cations
P
ppm
K
ppm
P
%
K
%
Ca
Mg
K
Na
CEC
Ca
% of CEC
Mg
K
Na
H
Milliequivalents/100g
Al
1 - 10
0.54
0.046
15
0.5
11
220
0.008
0.16
0.8
0.8
0.5
<0.01
3.1
26
26
16
<1
32
Cl
20 - 30
0.65
0.047
18
1.0
11
200
0.012
0.23
1.6
0.8
0.4
0.03
7.5
21
11
5
<1
63
C1
30 - 60
4.9
6
50
0.005
0.11
0.7
0.4
0.1
0.01
2.1
33
19
5
<1
43
C2
90 - 120
0.5
8
70
0.078
0.19
1.0
1.0
0.1
<0.01
3.3
30
30
3
<1
37
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