El Rey National Park

Location:Salta, Argentina
IUCN Category:II
Area:110,298 acres (44,636 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Köppen climate classification:Cwa (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: winter dry; Temperature: hot summer)

Ecoregions

Dry Chaco
Southern Andean Yungas

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share30 %30 %40 %50 %30 %20 %
Soil TypeDystric CambisolsMollic PlanosolsLithic LeptosolsHaplic KastanozemsEutric FluvisolsLuvic Kastanozems
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumMediumCoarseMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm10 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellPoorImperfectlyModerately wellModerately wellModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m15 mm150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel0 %0 %32 %0 %0 %0 %
Sand40 %48 %43 %37 %73 %48 %
Silt51 %35 %29 %45 %20 %34 %
Clay9 %17 %28 %18 %7 %18 %
USDA TextureSilt loamLoamClay loamLoamSandy loamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.52 g/cm³1.44 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.62 g/cm³1.43 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³1.17 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.2 g/cm³1.2 g/cm³1.2 g/cm³
Organic Carbon2.11 %4.59 %0.39 %1.8 %0.75 %0.87 %
PH5.25.27.56.47.85.8
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity115 cmol kg⁻¹80 cmol kg⁻¹51 cmol kg⁻¹83 cmol kg⁻¹84 cmol kg⁻¹65 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity18 cmol kg⁻¹28 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹21 cmol kg⁻¹8 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation35 %75 %100 %99 %100 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases6.2 cmol kg⁻¹21.2 cmol kg⁻¹15.7 cmol kg⁻¹21 cmol kg⁻¹7.8 cmol kg⁻¹14.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %3.1 %0 %2 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0.1 %0 %0.1 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %1 %3 %2 %6 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10.4 dS m-10 dS m-10.1 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel42 %0 % 0 %0 %0 %
Sand43 %47 % 40 %84 %41 %
Silt41 %22 % 47 %13 %34 %
Clay16 %31 % 13 %3 %25 %
USDA TextureLoamSandy clay loam LoamLoamy sandLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.44 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³ 1.47 g/cm³1.77 g/cm³1.37 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.29 g/cm³1.2 g/cm³ 1.2 g/cm³1.2 g/cm³1.2 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.51 %0.41 % 0.63 %0.13 %0.54 %
PH5.24.8 7.18.46
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity86 cmol kg⁻¹71 cmol kg⁻¹ 125 cmol kg⁻¹131 cmol kg⁻¹75 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity12 cmol kg⁻¹21 cmol kg⁻¹ 21 cmol kg⁻¹5 cmol kg⁻¹20 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation33 %49 % 100 %100 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases3.8 cmol kg⁻¹10.3 cmol kg⁻¹ 21.3 cmol kg⁻¹4.7 cmol kg⁻¹19.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 % 2 %2.9 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 % 0.3 %0.1 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %4 % 4 %3 %10 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-1 1.8 dS m-10.2 dS m-11.2 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.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263