Aland-Elbe-Niederung

Location:Germany
Area:12,659 acres (5,123 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Natura 2000 Data Sheet:View Data Sheet  Explanatory notes

Ecoregions

Atlantic mixed forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Share60 %15 %10 %10 %5 %
Soil TypeCalcaric CambisolsCalcic GleysolsCalcic GleysolsEutric CambisolsGleyic Phaeozems
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumCoarseMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellPoorPoorWellPoor
Available Water Capacity50 m75 m50 m15 m150 m
Phase 1GravellyGravellyGravellyGravelly 
Root ObstacleNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cm
Impermeable Layer  40 - 80 cmNone to 150 cm 
Soil Water RegimeWet within 80 cm for 3 to 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthWet within 80 cm over 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 11 monthWet within 80 cm for 3 to 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthWet within 80 cm for 3 to 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 1 month
Topsoil Properties
Gravel6 %4 %4 %10 %3 %
Sand36 %41 %41 %77 %35 %
Silt43 %40 %40 %14 %42 %
Clay21 %19 %19 %9 %23 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamLoamSandy loamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.6 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.41 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.65 %1.3 %1.3 %0.7 %1.26 %
PH8776.95.7
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity52 cmol kg⁻¹37 cmol kg⁻¹37 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹51 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹7 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %82 %82 %91 %84 %
Total Exchangeable Bases24.3 cmol kg⁻¹8.8 cmol kg⁻¹8.8 cmol kg⁻¹6.7 cmol kg⁻¹13.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate7 %1 %1 %0.1 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %2 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.4 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel10 %5 %5 %20 %5 %
Sand34 %44 %44 %67 %29 %
Silt43 %37 %37 %16 %38 %
Clay23 %19 %19 %17 %33 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamLoamSandy loamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.38 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.48 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.45 g/cm³1.47 g/cm³1.47 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³1.44 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.43 %0.44 %0.44 %0.4 %0.5 %
PH8.17.27.27.36.9
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity54 cmol kg⁻¹40 cmol kg⁻¹40 cmol kg⁻¹48 cmol kg⁻¹62 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹8 cmol kg⁻¹23 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %86 %86 %91 %90 %
Total Exchangeable Bases28.7 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹9.3 cmol kg⁻¹22.3 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate8.7 %1 %1 %0.1 %2.2 %
Calcium Sulphate0.4 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %2 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.3 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 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.