Amudarya Zapovednik

Location:Lebap, Turkmenistan
IUCN Category:Ia
Area:152,861 acres (61,861 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:BWk (Climate: arid; Precipitation: desert; Temperature: cold arid)


Central Asian riparian woodlands


Protected Area Boundary
Share30 %10 %
Soil TypeHaplic ArenosolsGleyic Solonchaks
Topsoil TextureCoarseMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm
DrainageSomewhat excessivePoor
Available Water Capacity100 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %
Sand89 %36 %
Silt6 %34 %
Clay5 %30 %
USDA TextureSandClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.7 g/cm³1.33 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.5 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.23 %0.38 %
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity40 cmol kg⁻¹61 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity3 cmol kg⁻¹19 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation91 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2.7 cmol kg⁻¹19 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %9.3 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %5.4 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %55 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-112.2 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %
Sand90 %38 %
Silt5 %31 %
Clay5 %31 %
USDA TextureSandClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.7 g/cm³1.33 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.53 g/cm³1.59 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.11 %0.24 %
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity38 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity2 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation98 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %11.8 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %1.5 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %61 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-14 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