Indirect Water Table

Using the soil profile taxonomy  for horizons we searched for the database for the first horizon at which "gleying" occurs,  gleying being a redox product of a soil having been waterlogged for an extended period of time. Gleying is commonly denoted as a lower-case "g"  in a horizon description (i.e., Bg) The first horizon from the surface to contain a gleying indicator in its nomenclature would hint at the strong possibility of waterlogging at this depth. Note that some hydric soils might have a water table which comes to the surface of the soil, where the entire soil profile would be inundated with water.

  Unit: Centimeters (cm)
Values: 0-999, a 999 indicating unknown depth, and a 0 indicating no depth