The purpose of this project was to study the edaphic and topographic characteristics of the 13 vernal pools on the Santa Rosa Plateau Preserve, thus documenting the role soil texture plays in vernal pool formation.
Several field and laboratory procedures were used to demonstrate that there is a higher percentage of clay present within vernal pools than in soils outside the margin of the pools, for 11 out of the 13 pools. Statistical tests showed that the percentage of clay was highly significant within the center soil of the pool as compared to the soil outside the margin of the pool boundary.
Earl W. Lathrop
Richard D. Tkachuck
Lanny H. Fisk
Master of Science (MS)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Ponds -- California -- Riverside County; Soil texture
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Workman, Ralph Charles Jr., "Depth Profiles and Soil Textures of the Vernal Pools of the Santa Rosa Plateau Preserve, Riverside County, California" (1987). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 677.
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