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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 415A** Seneca Variant loam 0-2% 415B** Seneca Variant loam 2 - 7% 415C** Seneca Variant loam 7 - 15% 4l6B** Meadowville Variant silt loam 2 - 7% 4l6C** Meadowville Variant silt loam 7 - 15% 417B** Middleburg Variant loam 2 - 7% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, moderately well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils with intermittent high water tables on colluvial benches and toeslopes; developed in recent colluvium from crystalline uplands Very deep, moderately well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils with intermittent high water tables on colluvial benches and toeslopes; developed in recent colluvium from crystalline uplands Very deep, moderately well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils with intermittent high water tables on colluvial benches and toeslopes; developed in recent colluvium from crystalline uplands Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown to reddish-brown silty soils on colluvial benches and toeslopes; developed in recent colluvium and local wash from acid rock materials Very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown to reddish-brown silty soils on colluvial benches and toeslopes; developed in recent colluvium and local wash from acid rock materials Very deep, well drained, brown loamy soils on colluvial benches and toeslopes; developed in recent colluvium from basic crystalline rock materials EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Slight 0.37, 0.28 B Moderate 0.37, 0.28 B Moderate 0.37, 0.28 B Moderate 0.37, 0.32 B Moderate 0.37, 0.32 B Moderate 0.37, 0.28 B USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER FAIR intermittent high water table; low bearing capacity when wet Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR intermittent high water table; low bearing capacity when wet Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low FAIR intermittent high water table; low bearing capacity when wet Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low GOOD 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 MARGINAL landscape position MARGINAL landscape position MARGINAL landscape position AGRICULTURE PRIME CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME CROPLAND FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE MODERATELY HIGH MODERATELY HIGH HIGH LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS

Table. Summary of Soil Characteristics and Use Potential (**-- not part of official soil survey) MAP. UNIT SYMBOL SOIL NAME SLOPE 417C** Middleburg Variant loam 7- 15% 420E** Tankerville loam, extremely stony 25 - 45% 420F** Tankerville loam, extremely stony 45 - 65% 425C** Hazel fine sandy loam 7- 15% 425D** Hazel fine sandy loam 15- 25% 425E** Hazel fine sandy loam 25- 45% 430B** Chestnut sandy loam 2 - 7% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, well drained, brown loamy soils on colluvial benches and toeslopes; developed in recent colluvium from basic crystalline rock materials Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on very steep backslopes; 3 – 15% surface stones; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils on very steep backslopes; 3– 15% surface stones; developed in residuum from granite, schist and gneiss Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils on sloping summits and backslopes; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and metagraywacke Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils on moderately steep backslopes; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and metagraywacke Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils on steep backslopes; developed in residuum from arkosic sandstone and meta-graywacke Moderately deep, well drained, dark brown coarse-loamy soil on summits and gently sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from coarse-grained granite EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0.37, 0.28 B 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 GOOD Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low 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 shallow to rock; very 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 landscape position NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes POOR shallow to rock POOR shallow to rock steep slopes NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes POOR shallow to rock AGRICULTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) HIGH NOT SUITED LOW NOT SUITED SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE PRIME CROPLAND LOW LOW LOW LOW LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS

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