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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 220F** Tankerville loam 45 - 65% 221D Pigeonroost – Rock- Outcrop complex 15 - 25% 221E Pigeonroost – Rock- Outcrop complex 25 - 45% 225D Hazel-Rock Outcrop complex 15 - 25% 225E Hazel-Rock Outcrop complex 25 - 45% 230B** Edneytown – Chestnut complex 2 - 7% 230C** Edneytown – Chestnut complex 7 - 15% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on steep backslopes; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Deep, well drained, dark yellowish-brown loamy soils on moderately steep backslopes of the Blue Ridge; rock outcrops cover 5 – 15% and loose stones cover 10-40% of the surface; developed in residuum from granite and granite gneiss Deep, well drained, dark yellowish-brown loamy soils on steep backslopes of the Blue Ridge; rock outcrops cover 5 – 15% and loose stones cover 10-40% of the surface; developed in residuum from granite and granite gneiss Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils and 10 – 25% rock outcrops on moderately steep backslopes; loose stones and cobbles cover 1-45% of the surface; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils and 10 – 25% rock outcrops on very steep backslopes; loose stones and cobbles cover 1-45% of the surface; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown (Edneytown) loamy soil and moderately deep, well drained dark brown (Chestnut) coarseloamy soil on undulating summits in dissected landscapes; developed in residuum from coarse-textured granite and granite gneiss 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 EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Very high 0.28, 0.24 B High 0.24, 0.17 C Very high 0.24, 0.17 C High 0.20, 0.20 C Very high 0.20, 0.20 C Moderate 0.24, 0.24 B Moderate 0.24, 0.24 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER VERY POOR shallow to rock; very steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR steep slopes; rock outcrops Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR very steep slopes; rock outcrops Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR rock outcrops; steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR very 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 DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes NOT SUITED steep slopes rock outcrops NOT SUITED very steep slopes rock outcrops NOT SUITED rock outcrops steep slopes NOT SUITED very steep slopes rock outcrops MARGINAL shallow to rock MARGINAL shallow to rock AGRICULTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) NOT SUITED LOW NOT SUITED LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS NOT SUITED LOW VIIs NOT SUITED VERY LOW VIIs NOT SUITED VERY LOW PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE 230D** Edneytown – Chestnut complex 15 - 25% 230E** Edneytown – Chestnut complex 25 - 50% 240B** Catoctin silt loam (shallow phase) 2 - 7% 240C** Catoctin silt loam (shallow phase) 7 - 15% 240D** Catoctin silt loam (shallow phase) 15 - 25% 241B** Alanthus –Pignut complex 2 - 7 % 241C** Alanthus –Pignut complex 7 - 15 % SOIL CHARACTERISTICS 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 Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown (Edneytown) loamy soil and moderately deep, well drained dark brown (Chestnut) coarseloamy soil on steep backslopes in dissected landscapes; developed in residuum from coarse-textured granite and granite gneiss Shallow, well drained, olive brown, loamyskeletal soils on gently sloping backslopes; may have a few cobbles and/or stones on the surface; developed in residuum from greenstone Shallow, well drained, olive brown, loamy- skeletal soils on strongly sloping backslopes; may have a few cobbles and/or stones on the surface; developed in residuum from greenstone Shallow, well drained, olive brown, loamy- skeletal soils on moderately steep backslopes; may have a few cobbles and/or stones on the surface; developed in residuum from greenstone Very deep, well drained, yellowish-red silty soils (Alanthus) and moderately deep, well drained, strong brown silty soils (Pignut) on undulating summits; soil surface may contain a few cobbles and/or stones; developed in residuum from greenstone Very deep, well drained, yellowish-red silty soils (Alanthus) and moderately deep, well drained, strong brown silty soils (Pignut) on undulating summits and gently sloping backslopes; soil surface may contain a few cobbles and/or stones; developed in residuum from greenstone EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP High 0.24, 0.24 B Very high 0.24, 0.24 B Moderate 0.32, 0.17 D Moderate 0.32, 0.17 D High 0.28, 0.17 B Moderate 0.28, 0.17 B Moderate 0.28, 0.17 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER FAIR shallow to rock; steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR shallow to rock; very steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR shallow to rock; steep slopes 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 DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD MARGINAL shallow to rock steep slopes NOT SUITED very steep slopes NOT SUITED shallow to rock NOT SUITED shallow to rock NOT SUITED shallow to rock steep slopes MARGINAL shallow to rock MARGINAL shallow to rock AGRICULTURE PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE PRIME PASTURE PRIME PASTURE PRIME CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) MODERATELY LOW LOW LOW LOW LOW MODERATELY HIGH MODERATELY HIGH LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS

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