Soils of the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed, interior Alaska
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Samuel Rieger; Clarence E. Furbush; Dale B. Schoephorster; Harry Summerfield; Luther C. Geiger
Publication Year: 1972

Cataloging Information

  • Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed
  • soil properties
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Record Last Modified: October 27, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 6143


Soils of the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed (41.5 sq mi), central Alaska, were mapped by standard soil conservation service (USDA) methods. Seven soil series were recognized. Bradway silt loams, Ester silt loams, Karshner silt loams and Saulich silt loams, all underlain by permafrost at shallow depth, make up 27% of the basin area. Olnes silt loams, Gilmore silt loams and Fairplay silt loams, covering 73% of the watershed area, are free from permafrost. Areal distribution of soils is depicted on a photo-mosaic base at scale 1:31,680. (Woodard-USGS).

Online Link(s):
Rieger, Samuel; Furbush, Clarence E.; Schoephorster, Dale B.; Summerfield, Harry; Geiger, Luther C. 1972. Soils of the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed, interior Alaska. Technical Report 236. Hanover, NH: US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.