Sauka

Location:Latvia
Area:13,924 acres (5,635 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Dfb (Climate: snow; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: warm summer)
Natura 2000 Data Sheet:View Data Sheet  Explanatory notes

Ecoregions

Sarmatic mixed forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share 40 %25 %15 %15 %5 %
Soil TypeEutric GleysolsGleyic LuvisolsEutric PodzoluvisolsEutric GleysolsGleyic LuvisolsFibric Histosols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumMediumFineFine
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainagePoorPoorModerately wellPoorPoorVery poor
Available Water Capacity150 m100 m100 m125 m100 m150 m
Phase 1 StonyStonyStonyStony 
Root ObstacleNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cm
Impermeable LayerNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cm
Soil Water RegimeWet within 80 cm over 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 11 monthWet within 80 cm over 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 11 monthWet within 80 cm for 3 to 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthWet within 80 cm over 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 11 monthWet within 80 cm over 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 11 monthWet within 40 cm depth for over 11 month
Topsoil Properties
Gravel4 %5 %1 %4 %4 %1 %
Sand37 %47 %35 %37 %43 %20 %
Silt40 %29 %54 %40 %16 %40 %
Clay23 %24 %11 %23 %41 %40 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamSilt loamLoamClayClay
Reference Bulk Density1.38 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.49 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.26 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.35 g/cm³1.54 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³0.1 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.07 %0.83 %1.2 %1.07 %0.84 %33.63 %
PH6.26.35.46.274.3
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity41 cmol kg⁻¹46 cmol kg⁻¹48 cmol kg⁻¹41 cmol kg⁻¹57 cmol kg⁻¹45 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity13 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹24 cmol kg⁻¹77 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation88 %93 %55 %88 %99 %62 %
Total Exchangeable Bases10.2 cmol kg⁻¹14.9 cmol kg⁻¹5.7 cmol kg⁻¹10.2 cmol kg⁻¹26 cmol kg⁻¹31.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 %1.4 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %0 %2 %1 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel5 %6 %4 %5 %8 %2 %
Sand36 %39 %37 %36 %37 %47 %
Silt36 %27 %43 %36 %15 %26 %
Clay28 %34 %20 %28 %48 %27 %
USDA TextureClay loamClay loamLoamClay loamClaySandy clay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.35 g/cm³1.33 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.27 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.5 g/cm³1.65 g/cm³1.61 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³1.32 g/cm³0.1 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.37 %0.28 %0.25 %0.37 %0.55 %32.89 %
PH6.675.36.674.6
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity42 cmol kg⁻¹44 cmol kg⁻¹63 cmol kg⁻¹42 cmol kg⁻¹51 cmol kg⁻¹71 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity13 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹27 cmol kg⁻¹78 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation90 %99 %59 %90 %99 %40 %
Total Exchangeable Bases11.9 cmol kg⁻¹15.9 cmol kg⁻¹4.9 cmol kg⁻¹11.9 cmol kg⁻¹31.3 cmol kg⁻¹27.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0.4 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %0 %2 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 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.
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