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Troposaprist

From Soil Testing

Troposaprist

 

Soil Classification: Troposaprist.

Description:
These deep, very poorly drained soils are in Agana Swamp, in central Guam. They formed in decomposed organic material derived dominantly from reeds, sedges, rushes, and other wetland plants. The vegetation is mainly phragmites and reeds. Soil texture of surface layer is dark reddish brown peaty muck about 30 centimeters thick. The underlying material to a depth of more than 150 centimeters is very dark grayish brown and dark brown muck. The Troposaprist soil covers approximately 0.2 percent of Guam's total land area.

Suitability: This soil series is suited only to use as wildlife habitat and watershed. The main limitations for all other uses are the very low soil strength and the permanent high water table.

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