SOIL CLASSIFICATIONSoil Series


SOIL SERIES– Established by the National Cooperative Soil Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture USDA. Soil Series Are Used to as a Classification In the USDA. Soil Taxonomy Hierarchy System

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE SOIL SURVEY- Nation Wide Partnership of Federal, Regional, State, Local Agencies and Private Entities and Institutions That Work Together to Cooperatively Investigate, Inventory, Document, Classify, Interpret, Disseminate and Publish Information About Soils In the United States. They Have Identified More Than 20,000 Different Kinds of Soils Across the Nation. Most Soils Are Given a Name, Referred to as a Soil Series Which Generally Comes From the Locale Where the Soil Was First Mapped.

SOIL SERIES Of The WORLD

  • Acampo Series                                          @Mokelumne River AVA./  LODI
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Semi Well Drained Soils Derived From Material of Sedimentary Granite
    • LOCATED:
  • Ahwahnee Series                                       @Sierra Foothills
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Well-Drained Soils, Derived From Weathered Granite Rocks
    • LOCATED:  Foothills/ Mountains
  • Aiken Series                                                    @Napa Valley
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well-Drained Soils With Over Andesitic Tuff, Derived From Volcanic Rocks
    • LOCATED:
  • Altamont Series                                           @Sonoma
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well-Drained Soils Derived From Fine-Grained Sandstone and Shale, Clay
    • LOCATED:  Hills/ Mountains
  • Alpowa Series                                     @Columbia Valley
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils, Formed In Loess and Basalt
    • LOCATED:  Slopes to 75%
  • Anderly Series                                    @Columbia Valley
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Loess Overlying Basalt
    • LOCATED:  Slopes to 35%
  • Arbuckle Series                                @Sonoma
    • CONSISTS OF: Very Deep, Well Drained Soils From Alluvial Conglomerate and Metasedimentary Rock
    • LOCATED:  Low Terraces
  • Arnold Series                                     @Santa Barbara
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils From Weathered Soft Sandstone
    • LOCATED:  Hills and Uplands With Slopes 9 to 75%
  • Arroyo Seco Series                            @Arroyo Seco
    • CONSISTS OF:  Gravelly Sandy Loam Formed In Granite Alluvial Fans
    • LOCATED:
  • Bellpine Series                                               @Willamette Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF: Moderately Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Colluvium Sedimentary Rocks, Formed When Oregon was Under Sea 12 Million Ago
    • LOCATED:  Foothills
  • Bella Pine Series
    • CONSISTS OF: Very Deep, Well Drained, Formed of Alluvial Material From Sedimentary Rocks.
    • LOCATED:  Valley Bottoms/ Alluvial Fans
  • Bindle Series                                                 @Columbia Gorge AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed in Mixed Ash, Loess and Colluvium Over Fractured Andesite or Basalt
    • LOCATED: Upland Slopes 1%-70%
  • Boomer Series                                             @California
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Material Material Weathered From Metavolcanic and Igneous Rock…..Gravelly Loam
    • LOCATED: Foothills and Mountain Slopes 2%-75%
  • Botella Series                                              @Alisos Canyon AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained, Formed of Alluvial Material From Sedimentary Rocks.
    • LOCATED:  Valley Bottoms/ Alluvial Fans, Slopes of 0-15%,
  • Bressa Series                                                   @Napa Valley  AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Well Drained, Moderately Deep Soils Over Weathered Sandstone, From Weathered Sandstone and Shale….Silt Loam
    • LOCATED: Slopes 5%-75%
  • Cascade Series                                             @Willamette Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Poorly Drained Soils Derived From Material
      of Silt
    • LOCATED: Upland Slopes 3%-60%
  • Chawanakee Series                                   @Sierra Foothills
    • CONSISTS OF:  Shallow, Excessively Drained Soils From Weathered Granite Rock
    • LOCATED: Mountains and Ridge Slopes 2%-110%
  • Chemewa Series                                      @Columbia Gorge AVA./ COLUBMIA VALLEY
    • CONSISTS OF:   Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Volcanic Ash and Basalt Alluvium.
    • LOCATED:  Terraces and Hill Slopes 2%-50%
  • Chualar Series                                             @Monteray County/ Arroyo Seco
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained, Formed In Alluvial Material From Mixed Rocks
    • LOCATED: Terraces and Fans of Coastal Areas, Slopes 0-9%
  • Clough Series                                                 @California
    • CONSISTS OF:  Poorly Drained, Very Slowly Permeable Soils Formed In Gravelly Alluvium High In Quartz and Cherts From Sedimentary Rock
    • LOCATED: Gently, Undulating Slopes
  • Clear Lake Series                                        @Lake County
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Poorly Drained Soils Derived From Fine Sedimentary Materials of Sandstone and Shale
    • LOCATED:
  • Cole Series                                                     @Lake County
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Poorly Drained Soils Formed In alluvium Derived From Mix Sedimentary Material
    • LOCATED: Alluvial Fans 0-5%
  • Contra Costa Series
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  • Coombs Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Well Drained, Semi-Permeable Soils From Sedimentary Terraces
    • LOCATED:
  • Cortina Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Material From Alluvial Plains and Flood Plains, Gravelly and of Mixed Sourced
    • LOCATED:
  • Cornelius Series                                                @Willamette Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF:  Semi-Deep, Well Drained Material of Shale, Sandstone
    • LOCATED:
  • Corralitos Series                                   @Santa Barbara
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well Drained Soils From Sandy Alluvium From Acid Sandstone
    • LOCATED:  Low Terraces
  • Cotati Series                                                         @Sonoma
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep/ Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Weathered From Soft Sedimentary Rock
    • LOCATED:  Terraces With Slopes 2%-30%
  • Dale Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils That Formed In Material Weathered From Loamy Sediments
    • LOCATED:
  • Dallesport Series                                               @Columbia Valley
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Excessively Drained Soils Formed In Eolian Deposits Over Alluvial Sand and Gravel.
    • LOCATED: Terraces and Escarpments Slopes 0-60%
  • Delena Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Poorly Drained Soils Formed In Loess-Like martial Over Silty Alluvial Weather From Basalt.
    • LOCATED:  Upland Slopes 3%-15%
  • Diablo Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed From Weathering
    • LOCATED:
  • Dixonville Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Basalt
    • LOCATED: Hills
  • Dupee Series                                        @Willamette Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Very Deep, Poorly Drained Soils Formed In Clayey Colluvium From Sedimentary BedRock…..Silty Loam
    • LOCATED: Depression and Drainageways On Hills With Slopes 2%-30%
  • Egbert Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very-Deep, Semi-Poor Drained, Usually Lower On Flood Plains
    • LOCATED:
  • Fagan Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well-Drained Soils Formed From Material From Sandstone, Shale
    • LOCATED:
  • Felton Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well-Drained Soils From Material Weathered From Shale, Sandstone or Mica Schist
    • LOCATED:
  • Forward Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Semi-Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed From Material From Rhyolithic Tuffa
    • LOCATED:
  • Free Water Series                                      @Walla Walla AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well Drained Basalt Cobblestones
    • LOCATED:
  • Goodin Series                                                  @Yamhill Carlton AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Residuum and Colluvium From Siltstone, Sandstone, Diorite…..Silty Clay Loam
    • LOCATED:  Ridges and Sides of Hills With Slopes 2%-60%
  • Goulding Series                                          @Sonoma
    • CONSISTS OF:  Shallow, Well Drained Soils Derived From Metavolcanic Rock
    • LOCATED:  Mountains/ Slopes to 75%
  • Guenoc Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Semi-Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed From Material From Basaltic Rock
    • LOCATED:  Hills/ Mountains With Slopes 2%-75% Grade
  • Gunn Series                                               @Willamette Valley
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  • Haire Series                                               @Sonoma
    • CONSISTS OF:  Semi-Well Drained Soils, Clay Loam
    • LOCATED:  Old Terraces, Alluvial Fans
  • Hambright Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Shallow, Well Drained Soils Formed From Material From Volcanic Rock
    • LOCATED:  Plateaus, Basalt Flows, Hill Slopes
  • Hazelair Series                                      @Dundee Hills AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF: Moderately Deep, Poorly Drained Soils From Silty Glaclolacustrine Deposits…Silty Clay Loams
    •  LOCATED: Hill Slopes 2%-35%
  • Henneke Series
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  • Hugo Series                                                @Sonoma
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Weathered Sandstone, Shale, Schist
    • LOCATED:  Uplands With Slopes 9%-75%
  • Henneke Series                                       @Sonoma
    • CONSISTS OF:
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  • Jory Series                                                     @Willamette Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Sedimentary and Igneous/ Volcanic Bedrock
    • LOCATED:
  • Josephine Series                                        @Willamette Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well Drained Formed In Colluvium and Residuum From Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks
    • LOCATED: Foothills and Side Slopes of Mountains/ Slopes 2%-75%
  • Kidd Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Shallow, Well Drained Soils Formed From Weathered Material From Rhyolitic Tuff
    • LOCATED:  Mountains/ Slopes 2%-75% Grade
  • Kinton Series                                                @Willamette Valley
    • CONSISTS OF: Deep, Moderately Well Drained Soils Formed In Stratified Lacustrine Deposits…..Fine-Silty
    • LOCATED: Upland Ridgetops Slopes 2%-60%
  • Los Gatos
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed From Materials of Consolidated Marine Sediment
    • LOCATED:
  • Lakesol Series                                              @Columbia Valley
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils, Derived From Glaciolacutrine Sediments Mixed with Loess and Volcanic Ash
    • LOCATED:  Slopes- 30%-60%
  • Laurelwood Series                                @Chehalam Mountain AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained, Derived From Silty Loess-Like
      Materials, Pisolites-Sand/ Gravel Balls of Oxides and Hydroxides
    • LOCATED:  Hills, Slopes to 60%
  • Lostcreek Series                                     @Columbia Valley
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils, Formed In Alluvium and Glacial Till With Components of Loess and Volcanic Ash
    • LOCATED:  Terraces and Mountain Slopes 3%-15%
  • Lodo Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Shallow, Semi-Well Drained Soils Derived From Material of Hard Shale, Sandstone
    • LOCATED:  Slopes 5%-75%
  • Malabon Series                                            @Umpqua Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Mixed Alluvium…Silty Clay Loam
    • LOCATED:  River Terraces/ Slopes 0-3%
  • Manita Series                                                @Rogue Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Sedimentary and Igneous
      Rock
    • LOCATED:  Fans/ Hill Slopes to 50%
  • Manzanita Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Well Drained Gravel, Silt Loam With Clay Loam Sub-Soil
    • LOCATED:
  • Manzano Series                                        @Arizon/ Texas
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained, Formed in Alluvium Derived From Limestone, Shale, and Sandstone
    • LOCATED: Drainageways On Vally Floors, Valley Sides, Stream Terraces/ 1 to 10%
  • Maxwell Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Poorly Drained Soils Derived Formed Material of Alluvial Serpentinitic Rock
    • LOCATED:  Basin Rims
  • Medford Series                                           @Rogue Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Mixed Alluvium
    • LOCATED:  Terraces/ Fans Slopes to 15%
  • Melbourne Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very-Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed From Weathered Siltstone, Sandstone
    • LOCATED:  Foothills/ Slopes to 65% Grade
  • Millsholm Series
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  • Montara Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Shallow, Well Drained Soils Formed of Material of Serpentinitic Rocks
    • LOCATED: Uplands, Ridge Tops/ Slopes to 75% Grade
  • Nekia Series                                              @Eola-Amity AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Colluvium Basalt and Tuffaceous Materials
    • LOCATED: Foothills Slopes to 60%
  • Nekin Series                                                  @
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  • Nonpareil Series                              @Umpqua Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Shallow, Well Drained Soils From In Colluvium and Weathered From Sandstone & Silstone, Loamy
    • LOCATED:  Slopes 3%-90%, Ridgetops, Hillslopes, Footslopes
  • Quarr Series
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  • Parkdale Series                                             @Columbia Gorge AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained, Mud Flows
    • LOCATED: Slopes to 40%
  • Peavine Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Moderately Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Colluvial Material of Sandstone, Basalt, Shale
    • LOCATED: Mountains to 75% Grade
  • Peltier Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Well-Deep, Poorly Drained Soils, Usually of 10% Organic Matter
    • LOCATED:
  • Perkins Series
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  • Philomath Series                                          @Umpqua Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Shallow, Well Drained Soils Derived From Colluvium Weathered
      Igneous Rock
    • LOCATED: Low Hills/ Slopes to 70%
  • Placentia Series                                            @Montery County
    • CONSISTS OF: Formed In alluvium From Granite and Other Rocks
    • LOCATED: Fans and Terraces 50 -2,000 Feet
  • Quincy Series                                                @Ancient Lakes AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils From Silt and Loess In Dunes and
      Terraces
    • LOCATED: Slopes to 60%
  • Pleasanton Series                                     @Santa Ynez
    • CONSISTS OF: Fine-Loamy
    • LOCATED:
  • Redvine Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Well Drained
    • LOCATED: Mendocino County
  • Reyes Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Deep, Semi-Poorly Drained Soils Derived From Alluvial Material
    • LOCATED:
  • Pits Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Poorly Drained Soils From Weathered Alluvial From Igneous Material
    • LOCATED: Flood Plains and Basins
  • Redding Series                                     @Borden Ranch AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF: Red Clay
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  • Roseburg Series                                  @Umpqua Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF: Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Mixed Alluvium…..Fine Loamy
    •  LOCATED:  Flood Plains With Slopes 0-3%
  • Ruch Series                                               @Rogue Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF: Deep, Well Drained Soil Formed In Mixed Alluvium, From Altered Sedimentary and Extrusive Igneous Rocks…..Fine-Loamy
    • LOCATED: Footslopes 2%-60% River Terraces, Alluvial Fans
  • Saum Series                                            @Willamette Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Basalt Colluvium…Silt Loam
    •  LOCATED: Summits and Side Slopes 2%-90%
  • Sobrante Series
    • CONSISTS OF:  Semi-Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Volcanic and Metamorphic Material
    • LOCATED: Foothills to 75%
  • Steinbek Series                                       @Sonama/ CALIFORNIA
    • CONSISTS OF: Deep, Well Drained Soils From Weathered Soft Sand-Stone
    • LOCATED: Rolling Hills With Slopes 2%-50%
  • Sutherlin Series                                     @
    • CONSISTS OF: Very Deep, Moderately Well Drained Soils Formed In Mixed Alluvium and Colluvium From Weathered Sandstone & Siltstone
    • LOCATED: Hills and Drainageways With Slopes 3%-60%
  • Takilma Series                                      @Rogue Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils, Formed In Cobbly Loam/  Mixed Alluvium
    • LOCATED: River Terraces 0-3%
  • Tierra Series                                        @Santa Barbara
    • CONSISTS OF:   Deep, Well Drained Soils From Alluvial Material From Sedimentary Rock
    • LOCATED: Terraces and Low Hills With Slopes 2-50%
  • Tokay Series                                         @Mokelumne River AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Alluvial Granite
    • LOCATED:
  • Walla Walla Series                         @Walla Walla AVA./ WASHINGTON
    • CONSISTS OF: Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Loess On Hills
    • LOCATED: Slopes to 60*
  • Willakenzie Series                           @Willamette Valley AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Semi-Deep, Well Drained Soils Derived From Sandstone, Siltstone, Tuffaceous Material
    • LOCATED: Valleys
  • Willamette Series                        @Willamette Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF:    Very Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed In Silty Glaclolacustrine Deposits.
    • LOCATED: Valley Terraces Slopes 2-20%
  • Windygap Series                                @Umpqua Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF: Deep, Well Drained Soils Formed in Colluvium and Derived From Sedimentary Rock…Silt Loam
    • LOCATED: Hills and Plateaus With Slopes 2%-60%
  • Woodburn Series                               @Willamette Valley AVA./ OREGON
    • CONSISTS OF: Very Deep, Semi-Well Drained Soils Derived From Silty Glacial Missoula Flood Deposits
    • LOCATED: Valley Terraces With Slopes to 55%
  • Yamhill Series                                         @Eola-Amity Hills AVA.
    • CONSISTS OF:  Combination of Fine, Mixed Mesic Soils
    • LOCATION:
  • Yolo Series                                                  @Yolo County
    • CONSISTS OF:  Loam
    • LOCATION:
  • Zamora Series                                        @Yolo/ Capay Valley
    • CONSISTS OF:  Fine Silty-Loam

CATEGORY SOIL SERIES ARE DEFINED

  • Drainage and Permeability
  • Geographic Settings
  • Geographically Associated Soils
  • Range of Characteristics
  • Competing Series
  • When Soil Series Was Established

SOIL SERIES LEGEND

  • Depth: Shallow, Semi Deep, Deep, Very, Deep
  • Draining: Poorly, Semi- Well, Well, Very-Well, Permeable

Word to Help You Sound Like a Geologist

  • Beds Deep Conglomerate
  • Composted Derived Drained
  • Fertile Layer Origin
  • Shallow Underlining


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