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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 89C Weverton gravelly loam, vey stony 7 - 15% 89D Weverton gravelly loam, vey stony 15 - 25% 93A** Delanco loam 0 - 2% 93B Delanco loam 2 - 7% 94B Elsinboro loam 2 - 7% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, well drained strong brown loamy soils on strongly sloping backslopes and benches; gravels and flagstones range from 15 – 70% of the soil mass; soil surface is covered with 0.1 – 4% flagstones; formed in colluvium from interbedded quartzite, quartz muscovite schist and phyllite Very deep, well drained strong brown loamy soils on moderately steep backslopes; gravels and flagstones range from 15 – 70% of the soil mass; soil surface is covered with 0.1 – 4% flagstones; formed in colluvium from interbedded quartzite, quartz muscovite schist and phyllite Very deep, moderately well to somewhat poorly drained, yellowish-brown clayey soils with high water tables on nearly level low terraces along major streams; developed in old alluvium washed from uplands underlain by a wide variety of rocks common to the county Very deep, moderately well to somewhat poorly drained, yellowish-brown clayey soils with intermittent high water table water tables on gently sloping low terraces along major streams; developed in old alluvium washed from uplands underlain by a wide variety of rocks common to the county Very deep, well drained, strong brown loamy soils on low terraces along major streams, developed in old alluvium washed from uplands underlain by a wide variety of rocks common to the county 95B SEE MAP UNIT 97B 96C3 SEE MAP UNIT 97B 97B Very deep, well drained, dark red clayey soils on gently sloping high river terrace positions; Goresville loam developed in old alluvium washed from uplands underlain by a wide variety of rocks 2 - 7% common to the county 97C2 SEE MAP UNIT 97B EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0.15, 0.10 C High 0.15, 0.10 C Slight 0.28, 0.28 C High 0.28, 0.28 C Moderate 0.28, 0.28 B Moderate 0.28, 0.24 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER FAIR stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR steep slopes; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR high water table Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: moderate FAIR high water table Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: moderate FAIR may be within 100-year floodplain; very infrequent flood potential Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD GOOD MARGINAL steep slopes POOR high water table POOR high water table MARGINAL infrequent flood hazard MARGINAL percs slowly AGRICULTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) LOW LOW MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY HIGH MODERATELY LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS VIIs VIIs IIe IIe IIe

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE SOIL CHARACTERISTICS 98B SEE MAP UNIT 93B 110A** Very deep, poorly drained, gray and yellowish brown loamy soils with high water tables in Mongle Variant silt concave landscapes, along small drainageways loam and on alluvial fans; developed in recent colluvium/alluvium washed from basic and 0 - 3% acidic rocks; HYDRIC SOIL 1l6B** Meadowville silt loam; very stony 2 - 7% 1l6C** Meadowville silt loam; very stony 7 - 15% 117B** Middleburg loam; very stony 2 - 7% 117C** Middleburg loam; very stony 7 - 15% Very deep, moderately well to well drained, yellowish-brown to reddish-brown silty soils with intermittent high water tables in concave uplands and along small drainageways; 0.1 – 3% stones and cobbles cover the soil surface; developed in recent colluvium and local wash from acid rock materials; may have HYDRIC soil inclusions Very deep, moderately well to well drained, yellowish-brown to reddish-brown silty soils with intermittent high water tables in concave uplands and along small drainageways; 0.1 – 3% stones and cobbles cover the soil surface; developed in recent colluvium and local wash from acid rock materials; may have HYDRIC soil inclusions Very deep, well drained, brown loamy soils in concave swales and along small drainageways ; 0.1 – 3% stones and cobbles cover the soil surface; developed in recent colluvium from mixed basic and acidic rock 120C SEE MAP UNIT 20C 120D SEE MAP UNIT 20D Very deep, well drained, brown loamy soils in concave swales and along small drainageways; 0.1 – 3% stones and cobbles cover the soil surface; developed in recent colluvium from mixed basic and acidic rock EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Slight 0.43, 0.43 D Moderate 0.37, 0.32 B High 0.37, 0.32 B Moderate 0.37, 0.28 B Moderate 0.37, 0.28 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER VERY POOR may be within l00-year floodplain; prolonged high water table; overland flow-significant destructive potential during flooding events Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: high 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; receives runoff from higher areas Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR low bearing capacity when wet; receives runoff from higher areas Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD NOT SUITED high water table NOT SUITED landscape position NOT SUITED landscape position NOT SUITED landscape position NOT SUITED landscape position AGRICULTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) MODERATE HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS

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