There are many different types of soil that rest on the watershed. With each different soil, there are specific characteristics that determine what can and cannot be built on them.  Limiting factors for soils are steep slopes, shallow depth to bedrock, impermeability, susceptibility to erosion, shrink-swell potential, and high water table and/or subject to periodic flooding.  Soils having severe or very severe limitations usually have steep slopes that cause whatever restrictions the soil has. pg_shovelofsoil.jpg (27317 bytes)

Soils that are well drained and neutral, or slightly acidic and have a high moisture-supplying capacity, as well as a deep root zone, are soils that promote plant growth.  Soils on first bottoms are subject to flooding, but overflow conditions are usually of short duration and often do not happen during the normal growth season. 


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

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

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

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