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INTERPRETIVE GUIDE TO THE SOILS - Fauquier County

INTERPRETIVE GUIDE TO THE SOILS - Fauquier County

Table. Summary of Soil

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE 17A** Middleburg loam 0 - 2% 17B Middleburg loam 2 - 7% 17C** Middleburg loam 7 - 15% 18B** Tankerville – Purcellville loam, very rocky 2 - 7% 18C Tankerville – Purcellville loam, very rocky 7 - 15% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, well drained, brown loamy soils in concave swales and along small drainageways; developed in recent colluvium and local wash from crystalline uplands Very deep, well drained, brown loamy soils in concave swales and along small drainageways; developed in recent colluvium from mixed basic and acidic rock Very deep, well drained, brown loamy soils in concave swales and head of drainageways; developed in recent colluvium and local wash from crystalline uplands Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy (Tankerville) and very deep, well drained , strong brown silty (Purcellville) soils on undulating summits and gently sloping backslopes; 2-10% rock outcrop and 0.1-3% stones and/or boulders cover the surface; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy (Tankerville) and very deep, well drained , strong brown silty (Purcellville) soils on strongly sloping backslopes and undulating summits; 2-10% rock outcrop and 0.1-3% stones and/or boulders cover the surface; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Slight 0.37, 0.28 B Moderate 0.37, 0.28 B Moderate 0.37, 0.28 B Moderate 0.24, 0.20 B Moderate 0.24, 0.20 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER POOR low bearing capacity when wet; intermittent high water table; receives runoff from higher areas Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR low bearing capacity when wet; intermittent high water table; receives runoff from higher areas Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR low bearing capacity when wet; intermittent high water table; receives runoff from higher areas Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR shallow to rock; rock outcrop; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR shallow to rock; rock outcrop; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD NOT SUITED landscape position NOT SUITED landscape position NOT SUITED landscape position POOR shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock AGRICULTURE PRIME CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) HIGH HIGH HIGH LOW LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS IIe VIs

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE 18D Tankerville loam, very rocky 15 - 25% 18E Tankerville loam, very rocky 25 - 45% 18F** Tankerville loam, very rocky 45 - 65% 19B** Tankerville-Rock outcrop complex 2 - 7% 19C** Tankerville-Rock outcrop complex 7 - 15% 19D Tankerville-Rock outcrop complex 15 - 25% 19E Tankerville-Rock outcrop complex 25 - 45% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils on moderately steep backslopes; 2-10% rock outcrop and 3-15% stones and/or boulders cover the surface; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils on steep backslopes; 2-10% rock outcrop and 1-20% stones and/or boulders cover the surface; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils on very steep backslopes; 2-10% rock outcrop and 1-20% stones and/or boulders cover the surface; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils on gently sloping summits and backslopes; 10 to 25% rock outcrops; loose stones and/or boulders cover 0 to 45% of the surface,; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils on strongly sloping summits and backslopes; 10 to 25% rock outcrops; loose stones and/or boulders cover 0 to 45% of the surface,; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils on moderately steep backslopes and 10 to 25% rock outcrops; loose stones and/or boulders cover 0 to 45% of the surface,; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils on steep backslopes and 10 to 25% rock outcrop; 0-60% stones and/or boulders cover the surface; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP High 0.24, 0.20 B Very high 0.24, 0.20 B Very high 0.24, 0.20 B Moderate 0.20, 0.17 C Moderate 0.20, 0.17 C High 0.20, 0.17 C Very high 0.20, 0.17 C USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER POOR shallow to rock; steep slopes; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR steep slopes; rock outcrops; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR steep slopes; rock outcrops Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR rock outcrops; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR rock outcrops; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR steep slopes; rock outcrops; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR steep slopes, rock outcrops Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD POOR shallow to rock steep slopes NOT SUITED steep slopes rock outcrops NOT SUITED steep slopes rock outcrops NOT SUITED rock outcrops NOT SUITED rock outcrops NOT SUITED steep slopes rock outcrops NOT SUITED steep slopes rock outcrops AGRICULTURE SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS VIs NOT SUITED LOW VIIe NOT SUITED LOW NOT SUITED LOW NOT SUITED LOW NOT SUITED LOW VIIs NOT SUITED LOW VIIs

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