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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 19F** Tankerville-Rock outcrop complex 45 - 65% 20B** Tankerville – Purcellville complex, rocky 2 - 7% 20C Tankerville – Purcellville complex, rocky 7 - 15% 20D Tankerville – Purcellville complex, rocky 15 - 25% 20E Tankerville loam; rocky 25 - 45% 21B** Edneytown loam 2 - 7% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils on very 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 Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils (Tankerville) and very deep, well drained, strong brown fine-silty soils (Purcellville) on summits and gently sloping backslopes; 0.1 – 2% rock outcrop; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils (Tankerville) and very deep, well drained, strong brown fine-silty soils (Purcellville) on summits and strongly sloping backslopes; 0.1 – 2% rock outcrop; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils (Tankerville) and very deep, well drained, strong brown fine-silty soils (Purcellville) on moderately steep backslopes; 0.1 – 2% rock outcrop; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse- loamy soils on steep backslopes; 0.1 – 2% rock outcrop; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils on summits and gently sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from, augen gneiss, granite gneiss and granite EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Very high 0.20, 0.17 C Moderate 0.28, 0.24 B Moderate 0.28, 0.24 B High 0.28, 0.24 B Very high 0.28, 0.24 B Moderate 0.24, 0.17 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER VERY POOR steep slopes, rock outcrops Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR steep slopes; shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR steep slopes; shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD NOT SUITED steep slopes rock outcrops MARGINAL shallow to rock MARGINAL shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock steep slopes NOT SUITED steep slopes shallow to rock GOOD AGRICULTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) NOT SUITED LOW PRIME PASTURE PRIME PASTURE PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE PRIME CROPLAND LOW LOW LOW LOW MODERATE LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS IIIe IVe VIIe

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE SOIL CHARACTERISTICS 21C Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils on summits and strongly sloping Edneytown loam backslopes; developed in residuum from, augen gneiss, granite gneiss and granite 7 - 15% 21D Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils on moderately steep backslopes; Edneytown loam developed in residuum from, augen gneiss, granite gneiss and granite 15 - 25% 21E SEE MAP UNIT 121E 22B Very deep, well drained, strong brown silty soils (Purcellville) and very deep, moderately Purcellville - well drained, brownish yellow loamy soils Swampoodle (Swampoodle) with intermittent high water complex tables on broad summits and slight depressions; may have shrink-swell clay in 2 – 7% subsoil; developed in local colluvium and residuum from granitic rocks 23B Very deep, well drained, strong brown finesilty soils on summits and gently sloping Purcellville loam backslopes; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss 2 – 7% 23C Very deep, well drained, strong brown finesilty soils on strongly sloping backslopes; Purcellville loam developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss 7 – 15% 23D3 Very deep, well drained, strong brown finesilty soils on moderately steep backslopes; Purcellville loam; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gullied gneiss 15 – 25% 24B Edgemont-Culpeper complex 2 – 7% Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils (Edgemont) and very deep, well drained, red clayey soils (Culpeper) on summits and gently sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from meta-arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0.24, 0.17 B High 0.24, 0.17 B Moderate 0.28, 0.28 B Moderate 0.32, 0.28 B Moderate 0.32, 0.28 B High 0.32, 0.28 C Moderate 0.28, 0.28 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR intermittent high water table; low bearing capacity Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: high GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD GOOD MARGINAL steep slopes POOR intermittent high water table percs slow GOOD GOOD MARGINAL Steep slopes MARGINAL percs slowly AGRICULTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE PRIME CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE PRIME CROPLAND FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) LOW LOW MODERATELY HIGH MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS IIIe IVe IIe IIe IIIe IIe

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