Mivida -- Utah Soil

Photograph of open, low brush, semiarid vegetation with little ground cover. Nearly level.
    Far background is an escarpment of a mesa or similar feature.

Photograph of the profile oa a typifying pedon of Mivida soil series.

Mivida Soil Profile

Surface layer: yellowish red fine sandy loam
Subsoil - upper: strong brown fine sandy loam
Subsoil - lower: light brown fine sandy loam with carbonates
Mivida soils are moderately extensive in the southeastern part of Utah, where they have an extent of more than 200,000 acres. These soils are used for rangeland, irrigated cropland, wildlife habitat, and recreation. The natural vegetation consists of Wyoming big sagebrush, galleta, blue grama, and Indian ricegrass.

Mivida soils are in a warm, semiarid climate with an average annual precipitation ranging from 8 to 13 inches. About 50 percent of the precipitation occurs during the growing season.

Small scale map showing distribution of Mivida soil series in southeastern Utah.

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