Shabla Lake Complex

Location:Bulgaria
Area:7,896 acres (3,195 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions

East European forest steppe

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 A
  
Share90 %5 %5 %
Soil TypeHaplic ChernozemsCalcic ChernozemsEutric Vertisols
Topsoil TextureFineMediumFine
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellPoor
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m125 m
Root ObstacleNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cm
Impermeable LayerNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cm
Soil Water RegimeNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 month
Misc. Property  Vertic (cracks of more than 1 cm wide)
Topsoil Properties
Gravel4 %4 %4 %
Sand12 %28 %19 %
Silt46 %47 %25 %
Clay42 %25 %56 %
USDA TextureSilty clayLoamClay
Reference Bulk Density1.24 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.22 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.18 g/cm³1.21 g/cm³1.56 g/cm³
Organic Carbon2.62 %1.65 %1.05 %
PH7.17.86.9
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity69 cmol kg⁻¹64 cmol kg⁻¹70 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity41 cmol kg⁻¹23 cmol kg⁻¹43 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %100 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases42 cmol kg⁻¹38 cmol kg⁻¹40.9 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate6 %4.6 %0.2 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %1 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.2 dS m-10.4 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel6 %17 %5 %
Sand12 %28 %18 %
Silt48 %47 %24 %
Clay40 %25 %58 %
USDA TextureSilty clayLoamClay
Reference Bulk Density1.25 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.21 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.32 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³1.6 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.17 %0.78 %0.59 %
PH7.48.27.5
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity63 cmol kg⁻¹81 cmol kg⁻¹70 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity34 cmol kg⁻¹24 cmol kg⁻¹42 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %100 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases40 cmol kg⁻¹29.1 cmol kg⁻¹44.2 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate6 %13.6 %0.8 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.5 dS m-10.4 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.