Nevada

Orovada

Interesting facts:


  • More than 360,000,000 acres in the Great Basin.
  • These soils are well drained and formed in alluvium derived from mixed rock sources.
  • (Sub)Surface layer:light brownish gray sandy loam.


Subsoil: light gray sandy loam.

Substratum-upper: light brownish gray very fine sandy loam with carbonates.

Substratum-lower: pale brown silt loam with carbonates.


  • Soil moisture: Usually moist in winter and spring , dry from late June through early November, aridic moisture regime that borders on xeric.
  • Used for livestock grazing and wildlife habitat.

Where the soil is found in Nevada:

Extensive in northern Nevada.
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