Mud Lake Podzol

Soil Site Details: Mud Lake Podzol

Soils on this site are classified as Podzols. Many would consider the Podzols to be the most visually striking soils in Canada. Podzols are one of the most common soils found under coniferous (evergreen) forests.

Basic Facts

Soil Order: Podzol
Ecosystem: Coniferous Forest
Climate Zone: Continental
BC Biogeoclimatic Zone: Interior Cedar-Hemlock

Location: Near Nancee Green Provincial Park and Mud Lake Skiing area
City, Region, Country: Rossland, British Columbia, Canada
Lat / Long: 49.14064/ -118.01

Soil Classification

Soil Order: Podzol
Great Group: Humo-ferric Podzol
Subgroup: Orthic Humo-ferric Podzol
Soil Series:
Classification Code: O.HFP
Soil Horizons Present: LFH, Ae1, Ae2, Bf, C
Diagnostic Horizon 1: Bf
Diagnostic Horizon 2:
Diagnostic Horizon 3:
Diagnostic Horizon 4:

Land Form

Land Form:
Parent Material: Glacial till
Elevation (m): 1288
Affected by Glaciation: Yes


Climate Zone: Continental
Mean Annual Temperature (C):
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Maximum Annual Temperature (C):
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Land Use

Current Land Use: Forestry
Original Vegetation: Cedar, hemlock, spruce and fir
Current Vegetation: Coniferous Forest

Technical Description

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Soil Morphology
Soil Texture of Diagnostic Horizon or Prevailing Texture: Sandy Loam to Loamy Sand
Soil texture horizons: Sandy loam (Ae), Loam (Bf), Loamy sand
Soil structure horizons: Weak sub-angular blocky and granular (Ae and Bf), Medium prismatic and sub-angular blocky (C)
Forest Humus Form:
Presence of Charcoal:
Presence of Coatings:
Soil Formation Processes
Primary Soil Process Group: Transformation
Primary Soil Process: Podzolization
Secondary Soil Process:


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