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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 183C** Braddock gravelly loam 7 - 15% 183D** Braddock gravelly loam 15 - 25% 187B** Tate loam; very stony 2- 7% 187C** Tate loam; very stony 7- 15% 187D** Tate loam; very stony 15- 25% 189B** Weverton gravelly loam 2 - 7% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, well drained reddish-brown clayey soils on footslopes, broad summits and strongly sloping backslopes; rounded stones make up 0 - 50% of the soil mass; developed in old colluvium from mixed acidic and basic rocks Very deep, well drained reddish-brown clayey soils on steep backslopes; rounded stones make up 0 - 50% of the soil mass; developed in old colluvium from mixed acidic and basic rocks Very deep, well drained, dark yellowish-brown soils on footslopes and benches; semi-rounded stones and cobbles make up 5-50% of the soil; 0.1-3% stones cover the soil surface; developed in recent colluvium from granitic rocks Very deep, well drained, dark yellowish-brown soils on footslopes and benches; semi-rounded stones and cobbles make up 5-50% of the soil; 0.1-3% stones cover the soil surface; developed in recent colluvium from granitic rocks Very deep, well drained, dark yellowish-brown soils on steep footslopes and backslopes; semirounded stones and cobbles make up 5-50% of the soil; 0.1-3% stones cover the soil surface; developed in recent colluvium from granitic rocks Very deep, well drained, strong brown loamy soils on gently sloping backslopes and benches; gravels and flagstones range from 15 – 70% of the soil mass; formed in colluvium from interbedded quartzite, quartz muscovite schist and phyllite EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0.28, 0.28 B High 0.28, 0.28 B Moderate 0.28, 0.20 C Moderate 0.28, 0.20 C High 0.28, 0.20 C Moderate 0.15, 0.10 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate FAIR steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate POOR subject to overland flow; significant destructive potential during storm events; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR subject to overland flow; significant destructive potential during storm events; stoniness Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR subject to overland flow; significant destructive potential during storm events; stoniness; steep slope Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD MARGINAL percs slowly MARGINAL percs slowly Steep slopes MARGINAL landscape position MARGINAL landscape position MARGINAL landscape position Steep slope GOOD AGRICULTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE 189C** Weverton gravelly loam 7 - 15% 189D** Weverton gravelly loam 15 - 25% 200** Cut and/or Fill 220B** Tankerville loam 2 - 7% 220C** Tankerville loam 7 - 15% 220D** Tankerville loam 15 - 25% 220E** Tankerville loam 25 - 45% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, well drained strong brown loamy soils on sloping backslopes and benches; gravels and flagstones range from 15 – 70% of the soil mass; formed in colluvium from interbedded quartzite, quartz muscovite schist and phyllite 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; formed in colluvium from interbedded quartzite, quartz muscovite schist and phyllite Disturbed areas of cutting and/ or filling Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on summits and gently sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on strongly sloping summits and backslopes; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on moderately steep backslopes; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on steep backslopes; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0.15, 0.10 B High 0.15, 0.10 B Moderate 0.28, 0.24 B High 0.28, 0.24 B High 0.28, 0.24 B Very high 0.28, 0.24 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 HIGHLY VARIABLE 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 DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD GOOD MARGINAL steep slopes POOR shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock; steep slopes NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes AGRICULTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) LOW LOW LOW LOW LOW LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS

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