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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 300** Urban land 313A** Sumerduck Variant silt loam 0 - 3% 313B** Sumerduck Variant silt loam 3 - 8% 313C** Sumerduck Variant silt loam 8 - 15% 320B** Tankerville loam, very stony 2 - 17% 320C** Tankerville loam, very stony 7 - 15% 320D** Tankerville loam, very stony 15 - 25% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER This unit consists of areas where more than 80 percent of the surface is covered by parking lots, buildings, and other structures. HIGHLY VARIABLE Very deep, moderately well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils on footslopes, heads of drainageways and benches; developed in local wash and residuum from sericite and biotite schist and gneiss Very deep, moderately well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils on footslopes, heads of drainageways and benches; developed in local wash and residuum from sericite and biotite schist and gneiss Very deep, moderately well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils on footslopes, heads of drainageways and benches; developed in local wash and residuum from sericite and biotite schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on gently sloping summits and backslopes; 0.1 – 3% surface stones; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on strongly sloping summits and backslopes; 0.1 – 3% surface stones; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on moderately steep backslopes; 0.1 – 3% surface stones; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss slight 0.43, 0.28 B Moderate 0.43, 0.28 B Moderate 0.43, 0.28 B Moderate 0.28, 0.24 C High 0.28, 0.24 C High 0.28, 0.24 C FAIR high water table Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR high water table Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR high water table Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR shallow to rock; stones Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR shallow to rock; stones Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low POOR shallow to rock; stones; steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD POOR high water table POOR high water table POOR high water table POOR shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock Steep slopes AGRICULTURE PRIME CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW MODERATELY LOW LOW LOW 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 320E** Tankerville loam, very stony 25 - 45% 320F** Tankerville loam, very stony SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on steep backslopes; 0.1 – 3% surface stones; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on very steep backslopes; 0.1 – 3% surface stones; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss 45 - 65% 321C** SEE MAP UNIT 130C 325C** Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils (Hazel) Hazel – Edgemont and very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown complex loamy soils (Edgemont) on narrow summits and strongly sloping backslopes; developed in 7 - 15% residuum from arkosic sandstone and metagraywacke 325D** Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils (Hazel) Hazel – Edgemont and very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown complex loamy soils (Edgemont) on moderately steep backslopes; developed in residuum from 15 - 25% arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke 325E** Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils (Hazel) Hazel – Edgemont and very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown complex loamy soils (Edgemont) on steep backslopes; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone 25 - 45% and meta-graywacke 330C** Moderately deep, excessively well drained, dark brown, loamy skeletal soil on summits Chestnut Variant and strongly sloping backslopes; contains sandy loam; very greater than 35% coarse fragments in the stony subsoil; developed in residuum from coarsegrained granite; predominantly found on the 7 - 15% Cobbler mountain formations EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Very high 0.28, 0.24 C Very high 0.28, 0.24 C Moderate 0.24, 0.24 B High 0.24, 0.24 B Very High 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; stones Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR shallow to rock; very steep slopes; stones 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 POOR very steep slopes; shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR shallow to rock; stoniness Bearing Capacity: high Shrink-swell Potential: low DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes MARGINAL shallow to rock MARGINAL shallow to rock steep slopes NOT SUITED very steep slopes POOR shallow to rock AGRICULTURE SECONDARY PASTURE NOT SUITED SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) LOW LOW LOW LOW LOW MODERATELY LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS

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