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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 28D Fauquier and Eubanks soils 15 - 25% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, well drained, red clayey soils (Fauquier) and very deep, well drained, red loamy soils (Eubanks) on moderately steep backslopes; developed in residuum from sheared granite or granodiorite intruded by dikes of greenstone - - - This map unit will predominantly consist of Fauquier and/or Eubanks soils 28D3 SEE MAP UNIT 28D 29C SEE MAP UNIT 28C 29D SEE MAP UNIT 28D 30B** Edneytown – Chestnut complex; rocky 2 - 7% 30C Edneytown – Chestnut complex; rocky 7 - 15% 30D Edneytown – Chestnut complex; rocky 15 - 25% 31B Purcellville – Tankerville complex 2 - 7% Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy (Edneytown) soil and moderately deep, well drained dark brown (Chestnut) coarseloamy soil on summits and strongly sloping backslopes in dissected landscapes; developed in residuum from coarse-textured granite and granite gneiss; 0.1 to 2 percent rock outcrop Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown (Edneytown) loamy soil and moderately deep, well drained dark brown (Chestnut) coarseloamy soil on summits and strongly sloping backslopes in dissected landscapes; developed in residuum from coarse-textured granite and granite gneiss; 0.1 to 2 percent rock outcrop Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown (Edneytown) loamy soil and moderately deep, well drained dark brown (Chestnut) coarseloamy soil on moderately steep backslopes in dissected landscapes; developed in residuum from coarse-textured granite and granite gneiss; 0.1 to 2 percent rock outcrop Very deep, well drained, strong brown, finesilty (Purcellville) and moderately deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy (Tankerville) soils on summits and gently sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP High 0.37, 0.24 C Moderate 0.24, 0.24 B Moderate 0.24, 0.24 B High 0.24, 0.24 B Moderate 0.32, 0.28 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER FAIR steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate FAIR shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR shallow to rock; steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD MARGINAL steep slopes percs slowly MARGINAL shallow to rock MARGINAL shallow to rock MARGINAL shallow to rock steep slopes MARGINAL shallow to rock AGRICULTURE SECONDARY PASTURE PRIME PASTURE PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE PRIME CROPLAND FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) MODERATELY HIGH LOW LOW LOW MODERATELY LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS IVe IIIe IVe IIe

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE SOIL CHARACTERISTICS 31C Very deep, well drained, strong brown, finesilty (Purcellville) and moderately deep, well Purcellville – drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy Tankerville complex (Tankerville) soils on strongly sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from 7 - 15% granite, granite gneiss and granitic schist 31D SEE MAP UNIT 20D 33B** Moderately deep, well drained, yellowish-red silty soils on gently sloping sideslopes and Brinklow silt loam convex ridgetops; developed in residuum from sericite and biotite schist; gneiss and phyllites. 2 - 7% 33C** Brinklow silt loam 7 – 15% 33D Brinklow silt loam 15 - 25% 33E Brinklow silt loam 25 - 45% 34B Yellowbottom loam 3 - 8% 34C Yellowbottom loam 8 - 15% Moderately deep, well drained, yellowish-red silty soils on strongly sloping sideslopes; developed in residuum from sericite and biotite schist; gneiss and phyllites. Moderately deep, well drained, yellowish-red silty soils on moderatley steep backslopes; developed in residuum from sericite and biotite schist; gneiss and phyllites. Moderately deep, well drained, yellowish-red silty soils on steep sideslopes; developed in residuum from sericite and biotite schist; gneiss and phyllites. Very deep, well drained, yellowish-red clayey soils on summits and gently sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from sericite, biotite schists and meta-monzanite granite Very deep, well drained, yellowish-red clayey soils on strongly sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from sericite, biotite schists and meta-monzanite granite EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0,.32, 0.28 B Moderate 0.32, 0.32 C Moderate 0.32, 0.32 C High 0.32, 0.32 C High 0.32, 0.32 C Moderate 0.43, 0.28 B Moderate 0.43, 0.28 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER FAIR shallow to rock 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; steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR shallow to rock; very steep slopes 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 MARGINAL shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock steep slopes NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes MARGINAL percs slowly MARGINAL percs slowly AGRICULTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW LOW LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS IIIe IVe VIIe IIe IIIe

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