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.
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]
[Lowell] [Lawrence] [Lindside] [Newark]
[Russellville] [Shelbyville] [Taft] [Woolper]
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