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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 430C** Chestnut sandy loam 7 - 15% 430D** Chestnut sandy loam 15 - 25% 430E** Chestnut sandy loam 25 - 50% 430E3** Chestnut sandy loam; severely eroded 25 - 50% 434B** Yellowbottom Variant loam 3 - 8% 434C** Yellowbottom Variant loam 8 - 15% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Moderately deep, well drained, dark brown coarse-loamy soil on summits and strongly sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from coarse-grained granite Moderately deep, well drained, dark brown coarse-loamy soil on moderately steep backslopes; developed in residuum from coarse-grained granite; Moderately deep, well drained, dark brown coarse-loamy soil on steep backslopes; developed in residuum from coarse-grained granite Moderately deep, well drained, dark brown, coarse-loamy soil on steep backslopes; most of the topsoil and subsoil has been eroded off, developed in residuum from coarse-grained granite Very deep, moderately well drained, yellowish-red clayey soils on summits and gently sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from sericite,biotite schists and meta-monzanite granite Very deep, moderately well drained, yellowish-red clayey soils on strongly sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from sericite, biotite schists and meta-monzanite granite EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0.24, 0.24 B High 0.24, 0.24 B Very high 0.24, 0.24 B Very High 0.24, 0.24 C Moderate 0.43, 0.28 B Moderate 0.43, 0.28 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; steep slopes Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR very steep slopes; shallow to rock Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: low VERY POOR very steep slopes; shallow to rock; severely eroded Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate FAIR intermittent high water table Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate FAIR intermittent high water table Bearing Capacity: moderate Shrink-swell Potential: moderate DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD POOR shallow to rock; steep slopes POOR shallow to rock steep slopes NOT SUITED shallow to rock very steep slopes NOT SUITED very steep slopes Shallow to rock POOR high water table POOR high water table AGRICULTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) LOW LOW LOW NOT SUITED LOW PRIME CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND 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 438B** Swampoodle Variant loam 2 - 7% 475A** Tinpot loam 0-3% 475B** Tinpot loam 3 - 8% 475C** Tinpot loam 8 - 15% 481B** Brumbaugh Variant loam 2 - 7% 482B** Scattersville Variant loam 2 - 7% SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Very deep, somewhat poorly drained, brownish- yellow loamy soils with high water tables on broad summits and slight depressions; may have shrink-swell clay in subsoil; developed in local colluvium and residuum from granitic rocks; may have HYDRIC soil inclusions Very deep, moderately well to somewhat poorly drained, yellowish-red, dense clayey soils on nearly level summits; developed in residuum from Triassic conglomerate, shale and fine-grained sandstone Very deep, moderately well to somewhat poorly drained yellowish-red dense clayey soils on gently sloping summits; developed in residuum from Triassic conglomerate, shale and fine-grained sandstone Very deep, moderately well to somewhat poorly drained, yellowish-red, dense clayey soils on strongly sloping backslopes; developed in residuum from Triassic conglomerate, shale and fine-grained sandstone Very deep, moderately well drained, light yellowish-brown to strong brown clayey soils on footslopes and toeslopes of mountains and in broad gently sloping interfluves; semirounded stones make up 5-50% of the soil; developed in old mountain colluvium from mixed acidic and basic rocks Very deep, somewhat poorly drained, brownish yellow and gray clayey soils on gently sloping footslopes; developed in colluvium from felsic to mafic rock EROSION HAZARD K Factor (surface/subsoil) HYDROLOGIC GROUP Moderate 0.28, 0.28 C Slight 0.37, 0.28 C Moderate 0.37, 0.28 C Moderate 0.37, 0.28 C Moderate 0.28, 0.20 B Moderate 0.37, 0.28 C USE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR SELECTED USES GENERAL DEVELOPMENT USING CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL SEWER VERY POOR high water table; possible shinkswell clays Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: high FAIR high water table Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: high FAIR high water table Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: high FAIR high water table Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: high FAIR intermittent high water table; low bearing capacity when wet due to shrink-swell clays Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: high VERY POOR high water table; low bearing capacity when wet Bearing Capacity: low Shrink-swell Potential: high DEVELOPMENT USING CONVENTIONAL SEPTIC TANK AND DRAINFIELD NOT SUITED high water table POOR high water table percs very slowly POOR high water table; percs very slowly POOR high watertable; percs very slowly POOR high water table NOT SUITED high water table AGRICULTURE PRIME PASTURE SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY CROPLAND SECONDARY PASTURE FORESTRY (HARDWOOD) MODERATELY LOW MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE MODERATELY LOW LAND USE CAPABILITY CLASS

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