SOIL ASSOCIATIONS

 

 

 

 

MAJOR SOILS

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

LIMITATIONS TO EXTENSIVE AGRICAULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND URBAN USE

 

 

 

Dekalb-Berks- Lily-Lehew

 

 

Deep to moderately deep, sloping to steep soils on mountain slopes, and ridges.

 

 

Depth to bedrock, permeability, erosion, steep slopes, and coarse fragments

 

 

 

Weikert-Berks-Rough-Shelocta

 

 

Deep to very shallow, well to excessively drained soils on gently sloping to very steep shale uplands, and colluvial soils derived from mudstone and shale.

 

 

 

Depth to bedrock, droughtiness, erosion, steep slopes, and coarse fragments.

 

 

Dekalb-Lily-McClung-Oriskany

 

 

Very deep to moderately deep, well to somewhat excessively drained soils on mountain slopes, ridges, rolling valleys and colluvial areas derived from sandstone.

 

 

 

Depth to bedrock, steep slopes, coarse fragments

 

 

Wolfgap-Coursey-Zoar-Cottenbend

 

 

Very deep, well to moderately well drained, nearly level to gently sloping alluvial and stream terrace soils.

 

 

 

Flooding and erosion

 

Murrill-Frederick-Faywood

 

 

Very deep to moderately deep, well drained soils in limestone valleys.

 

 

Steepness and coarse fragments

 

 

Paddyknob-Madsheep Mandy

 

 

High elevation cool soils, moderately deep, well drained on mountain slopes and ridge tops on elevations above 3600 feet in the county.

 

 

 

Steepness, depth to bedrock, coarse fragments

 

 

NOTE: The general soils map is not suitable for site planning or small scale planning. The soils in any one association will vary in slope, stoniness, drainage, and other characteristics, which affect development, management, and use.

 



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