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Hydric Soils

Hydric soils are defined by the National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils (NTCHS) as soils that formed under conditions of saturation, flooding, or ponding long enough during the growing season to develop anaerobic conditions in the upper part (USDA, Soil Conservation Service, 1987, as revised).

For additional facts about hydric soils go to this site's Fact Sheet.

Hydric Soil Field Indicators

One of the documents mentioned in Rule 62-340, F.A.C. is Soil and Water Relationships of Florida's Ecological Communities by the Florida's Soil Survey Staff, USDA-NRCS. With their permission we have adapted the document for our web site.

This document is a listing of the approved Hydric Soil Field Indicators use in identifying hydric soils. These indicators are group by surface texture (sandy or not) and what part of the state they may be used in (north, south, or all).

Last updated: September 21, 2011

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