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The Elk series consists of level to gently sloping, deep, well-drained soils on low terraces.  These soils are inextensive but are widely scattered along Floyds Fork and along a few of the large creeks in the limestone area.   They formed in alluvium that washed from soils of limestone origin.  

Representative profile:

Depth

Color

Texture

Structure

0 to 7 inches

dark-brown

friable silt loam

 

7 to 16 inches

brown

friable silt loam

weak, blocky structure

16 to 42 inches

brown

silty clay loam

medium, blocky structure(Few, faint, grayish-brown mottles may be noticeable in the lower part.)

 

[Ashton] [Beasley] [Captina] [Corydon] [Crider] [Dickson] [Elk]

[Fairmount] [Huntington] [Lowell] [Lawrence] [Lindside] [Newark]

[Otway] [Robertsville] [Russellville] [Shelbyville] [Taft] [Woolper]

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