Bassin supérieur de l'Ourthe occidentale (Libramont-Chevigny)

Location:Belgium
Area:3,584 acres (1,450 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Natura 2000 Data Sheet:View Data Sheet  Explanatory notes

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Share50 %45 %5 %
Soil TypeDystric CambisolsGleyic CambisolsFibric Histosols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumFine
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellPoorVery poor
Available Water Capacity50 m150 m150 m
Phase 1StonyFragipan 
Phase 2Gravelly  
Root Obstacle60 - 80 cm40 - 60 cm 
Impermeable Layer80 - 150 cm80 - 150 cm 
Soil Water RegimeWet within 40 cm depth for over 11 monthWet within 40 cm depth for over 11 monthWet within 40 cm depth for over 11 month
Topsoil Properties
Gravel10 %4 %1 %
Sand42 %45 %20 %
Silt38 %36 %40 %
Clay20 %19 %40 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamClay
Reference Bulk Density1.41 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.26 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.3 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³0.1 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.45 %1 %33.63 %
PH5.16.44.3
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity32 cmol kg⁻¹38 cmol kg⁻¹45 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity12 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹77 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation38 %85 %62 %
Total Exchangeable Bases4.3 cmol kg⁻¹8.2 cmol kg⁻¹31.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel19 %18 %2 %
Sand45 %39 %47 %
Silt35 %34 %26 %
Clay20 %27 %27 %
USDA TextureLoamClay loamSandy clay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.42 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.36 g/cm³1.6 g/cm³0.1 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.5 %0.47 %32.89 %
PH5.26.74.6
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity35 cmol kg⁻¹37 cmol kg⁻¹71 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity9 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹78 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation33 %88 %40 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2.6 cmol kg⁻¹11.3 cmol kg⁻¹27.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0.1 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.