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The Newark series consists of deep, somewhat poorly drained soils of the first bottoms. These soils are widely scattered throughout the creek and river valleys. Their acreage is moderate. Those soils along small creeks  formed in sediment that washed mostly from soils of limestone origin, and those in the Ohio Valley formed in mixed sediment that washed from the upper part of the Ohio River basin.

Representative profile:





0 to 9 inches

dark grayish-brown

friable silt loam


9 to 17 inches

dark grayish-brown

friable silt loam

few olive-brown mottles; massive

17 to 48+ inches

dark grayish-brown

silt loam

many olive and gray mottles; massive


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

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

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

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