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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 24C Edgemont loam 7 – 15% 25B** Hazel – Edgemont complex 2- 7% 25C Hazel – Edgemont complex; rocky 7- 15% 25C3** Hazel – Edgemont complex; gullied 7- 15% 25D Hazel loam; rocky 15 - 25% 25D3** Hazel – Edgemont complex; gullied 15-25% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils on undulating summits and strongly sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from meta-arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils (Hazel) and very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils (Edgemont) on summits and gently sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils (Hazel) and very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils (Edgemont) on summits and strongly sloping backslopes; 0.1 to 2% rock outcrop; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils (Hazel) and very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils (Edgemont) on summits and strongly sloping backslopes with gullies ; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils on narrow summits and moderately steep backslopes; 0.1 to 2% rock outcrop; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils (Hazel) and very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils (Edgemont) on moderately steep backslopes with gullies; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and metagraywacke EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0.28, 0.28 B Moderate 0.24, 0.24 B Moderate 0.24, 0.24 B Moderate 0.24, 0.24 C High 0.24, 0.24 C High 0.24, 0.24 C USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER GOOD 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 shallow to rock; gullies Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR shallow to rock; steep slopes; rock outcrop Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR steep slope; shallow to rock; gullies Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD MARGINAL percs slowly MARGINAL shallow to rock MARGINAL shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock gullies POOR shallow to rock steep slopes rock outcrop POOR steep slope shallow to rock gullies AGRICULTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) LOW LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS IIIe LOW IIIe LOW NOT SUITED LOW VERY LOW IVe

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE 25E Hazel loam; rocky 25 - 45% 26B** Culpeper fine sandy loam 2 – 7% 26C Culpeper fine sandy loam SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils on steep backslopes, developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke Very deep, well drained, red clayey soils on gently sloping, undulating summits; developed in residuum from meta-arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke Very deep, well drained, red clayey soils on undulating summits and strongly sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from metaarkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke 7 – 15% 27C3 SEE MAP UNIT 26C 28B** Very deep, well drained, red clayey soils (Fauquier) and/or very deep, well drained, red Fauquier and loamy soils (Eubanks) on summits and gently Eubanks soils sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from sheared granite or granodiorite intruded 2 - 7 % by dikes of greenstone - - - This map unit will predominantly consist of Fauquier and/or Eubanks soils 28C Very deep, well drained, red clayey soils (Fauquier) and/or very deep, well drained, red Fauquier and loamy soils (Eubanks) on summits and Eubanks soils strongly sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from sheared granite or granodiorite 7 - 15 % intruded by dikes of greenstone - - - This map unit will predominantly consist of Fauquier and/or Eubanks soils 28C3 SEE MAP UNIT 28C EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Very high 0.24, 0.24 C Moderate 0.32, 0.28 B Moderate 0.32, 0.28 B Moderate 0.32, 0.24 B Moderate 0.32, 0.24 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER VERY POOR steep slopes; shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD NOT SUITED steep slopes shallow to rock MARGINAL percs slowly MARGINAL percs slowly MARGINAL percs slowly MARGINAL percs slowly AGRICULTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS NOT SUITED VERY LOW VIIe PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY HIGH MODERATELY HIGH IIIe IIIe

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