Calalloo sand

Sands form Calalloo Creek river bed, outback far western New South  Wales, Australia

nsw-jc-CalallooCkbed-034nsw-jc-Calalloo-usenaturetourist-032compDescription:    Dry red and white deep sand

Location:         flat, intermittent creek bed,
in the dry Outback Western New South Wales

Values for this sandy soil:
– Loose sand allows water to infiltrate deep and be held as ground water
nsw-jc-Calalloo-mannature-029comp– This supports River Red Gums growing in it from water deep below
– Sand is the foundation of the stream channel for the occasional stream flow to pass over

Challenges for this river bed sandy soil:
Easily moved in a flow event

Management of a sandy river bed
– as a natural desert landscape and process, allowed to run naturally
– wherein natural obstacles such as the trees growing in and beside the river bed play there part in trapping sand in the bed..

See more about issues and values of sandy soils in other areas of New South Wales in these Soil Selfies:
– in another natural area where the sands form dunes which bury and support River Red Gums  at Perry Sand hills NSW.
– in a coastal sand food garden (family farm) at Werri Beach, NSW

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