Port Silt Loam

Port Silt Loam

Port Silt Loam is the state soil of Oklahoma. This type of soil is reddish in color due to the weathering of reddish sandstones, siltstones, and shales of the Permian geologic era. It is a medium textured soil and is an alluvial soil deposited along flood plains. Port silt loam can be found in 33 of the 77 counties in Oklahoma and covers around one million acres (4,000 km²). The name comes from a small community (Port near Washita County, OK) and the texture of the top soil (silt loam).

ee also

*List of U.S. state soils
*Soil types

External links

* [http://www2.ftw.nrcs.usda.gov/osd/dat/P/PORT.html Official Series Description - Port Series]
* [http://www.okcc.state.ok.us/Publications/Port_Silt_Loam_brouchure.pdf Port Silt Loam Brouchure] (published by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission)
* [ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NSSC/StateSoil_Profiles/ok_soil.pdf Port - Oklahoma State Soil (pdf)]

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