El Jocotal Lagoon Wildlife Refuge

Location:El Salvador
Area:1,863 acres (754 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions

Central American dry forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Share40 %25 %20 %15 %
Soil TypeUmbric AndosolsHaplic AndosolsVitric AndosolsMollic Andosols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellModerately wellModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %1 %
Sand33 %32 %61 %38 %
Silt45 %43 %32 %36 %
Clay22 %25 %7 %26 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamSandy loamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.37 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.6 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³
Bulk Density0.68 g/cm³0.78 g/cm³0.97 g/cm³0.82 g/cm³
Organic Carbon7.28 %4.67 %3.43 %3.71 %
PH5.565.86.5
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity38 cmol kg⁻¹58 cmol kg⁻¹70 cmol kg⁻¹54 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity34 cmol kg⁻¹31 cmol kg⁻¹17 cmol kg⁻¹27 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation14 %51 %45 %80 %
Total Exchangeable Bases4.8 cmol kg⁻¹15.8 cmol kg⁻¹7.7 cmol kg⁻¹21.6 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0.1 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %1 %1 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %1 %
Sand36 %35 %68 %37 %
Silt43 %40 %26 %35 %
Clay21 %25 %6 %28 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamSandy loamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.63 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³
Bulk Density0.73 g/cm³0.78 g/cm³1 g/cm³0.79 g/cm³
Organic Carbon2.94 %1.83 %1.48 %1.55 %
PH5.86.16.16.5
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity81 cmol kg⁻¹61 cmol kg⁻¹131 cmol kg⁻¹66 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity27 cmol kg⁻¹22 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹24 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation18 %80 %75 %80 %
Total Exchangeable Bases4.9 cmol kg⁻¹17.6 cmol kg⁻¹9.8 cmol kg⁻¹19.2 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0.3 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10 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.