Detailed Soil Survey In Third Unit Of Khodaafarin Irrigation And Drainage Network

Narrative Description of Project

The area of irrigation and drainage network in third unit of Khodaafarin is approximately 21645 ha. This land is part of Moghan plain and located in the north of Ardebil province and south of Aras border river. In this area, Detailed soil survey studies were carried out in purpose of the potential of soil resources recognition to choose suitable area for orchard or farm patterns.

Description of actual services of basic drainage studies' items

  • Interpretation of satellite images in order to initial determination of soil series in purpose of determining the drilling and digging locations
  • Field activities are as follows:
  • Profile and auger digging in standard distances
  • Description of soil profile
  • Soil and water sampling
  • Measurement of soil infiltration rate
  • Physicochemical analysis of soil and water samples
  • Determining the soil series and phases considering the climatic conditions of the region, The results of laboratory analysis of soil samples and description of soil profiles
  • Choosing of representative profile for each soil series
  • Soil classification (methods: USDA Soil Taxonomy-2014, World Reference Base of Soil Resources-2014)
  • Land classification (gravity, rainy and pressurized irrigation)
  • Soil classification
  • Provide recommendations and solutions for soils rehabilitation