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Main Title Soil Associations and Land Classification for Irrigation, San Juan County.
Author Make, H. J. ; Keetc, C. W. ; Anderso, J. U. ;
CORP Author New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station, University Park.
Year Published 1969
Report Number RR-161; OWRR-B-014-NMEX; B-014-NMEX(3),; 01653
Stock Number PB-195 826
Additional Subjects ( Water supplies ; Irrigation) ; ( Irrigation ; New Mexico) ; ( Soils ; Classification) ; Mapping ; Soil surveys ; Land use ; Soil properties ; Terrain ; Climatology ; Permeability ; Soil erosion ; Management planning ; Economic conditions ; Construction ; San Juan County(New Mexico) ; Soil associations ; Land classification ; Irrigable land
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-195 826 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 43p
The San Juan County general soil map was used to estimate the amount of irrigable land in each soil area. Approximately 38 percent of the soils (1,341,500 acres) are suitable as cropland under irrigation. Irrigable land is widely distributed and frequently occurs in small tracts, which limits its use for irrigation. The 18 soil associations are rated according to Federal Water Resources Council's criteria which consider texture, moisture retention, depth, salinity, sodic conditions, permeability, erosion, topography and drainage. The soils are also classified according to the AASHO and the Unified systems. Topography, climate, land use, soil characteristics, present land use and irrigation potential are examined. The soils are reviewed for irrigation and engineering uses to provide information for preliminary planning for forestry, range, urban, engineering, recreation, wildlife and irrigation development. Tables show climatic data, soil characteristics, land classification criteria, irrigation land classes for soils and engineering soils. Figures show soil and irrigable land distribution. (WRSIC abstract)